Honour Avenue, Fairfield

Description: 

 
Two red brick entrance pillars commemorate Australia's involvement in various 20th century wars.  
A connecting metal arch displays the words: '1939 Honour Avenue 1945'
Relief bronze figures adorn each pillar, representing scenes from post World War II conflicts.
A separate area within the Park has two flag staffs, each surrounded by a semi-circular structure displaying the names of World War II personnel.
 
The memorial was upgraded to include an etched paver for every Fairfield Resident who served in the armed forces from WW1 to date, and have since died.
 
Each Section is headed by a Sandstone Paver depicting the RSL (WW1), RAN (WW2), Aust Army (Korea), RAAF (Malaya/Borneo), WRAAC (Vietnam), Merchant Marine (Non-Active Service - Reserve/ and Post Vietnam).
 
The paved walkway is flanked by Rosemary and Native Perennials, with staggered seats opposite each group. The end of the Avenue has a Lone Pine grown from the original, and plinths depicticting the Battle Honours of the RAN, Army, and RAAF in which residents fought.
(Photographs to come)
 
Link to the Honour Avenue pavers guide / City of Fairfield RSL Sub-Branch at the State Library of NSW.
Please find attached the document "A Short History of the Fallen from the Fairfield Area" in two parts. By Paul Bryant of the City of Fairfield RSL Sub Branch. 
 
 
Please note - veteran list down for update and will be back up soon

 

Inscription: 

 
'This memorial represents a lasting tribute to the memory of the servicemen of this district who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II'

 

War: 

World War 1
World War 2
Korean Campaign
Malaya
Borneo
Vietnam
Post Vietnam
 
 

Recorded by: 

Paul Bryant - Senior Vice President, Fairfield RSL sub-Branch and Fairfield City Library
 
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location
 

Address Data: 

Intersection of Vine Street and Lawson Street
Fairfield Park,
Fairfield NSW 2165
 
 

Help us record NSW history

Veterans Listed

Rank FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict Status Service Unit Link
CPL J F Ablett WW2 RAAF view
F / O R S Adcock WW2 RAAF view
LAC W E Adolfson WW2 RAAF view
SIG V A Agnew WW2 2 DIV SIGNALS view
Private C A Agnew WW2 KIA AIF 58/59 Battalion (CMF) view
Pte P T Ainsworth WW1 DOW 18 June 1917 age 22 Aus ARMY 38th Inf Bn view
MAR B G Aldred WW2 ROYAL MARINES view
SEAMAN J J Aldridge WW2 MERCH NAVY view
PTE W T Alexander WW2 2/33 INF BN view
PTE J A Allen WW2 AIF 2ND AIF view

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