Freshwater Anzac Precinct
The Soldiers Avenue Stakeholders group applied to have the Soldiers Avenue of Honour and Jacka Park WW1 commemorative sites officially recognised by the Australian Federal and NSW State Governments as an Anzac Precinct. The history is recorded below.
These 2 areas, which are linked via Glen Street, Freshwater, are now officially recognised and the link above to the War Memorial Register will also provide confirmation and further information as to their importance to the local community.
Freshwater Anzac Precinct outlined in red marking with access between the 2 sites via Glen Street.
All Drone Photographs on this page courtesy of Marc Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacka Park Memorial Wall, Cenotaph and Flag Pole
Mural commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Landing at Gallipoli 25th April 1915. Located at the corner of Soldiers Avenue and Albert Street Freshwater.
Soldiers Avenue of Honour showing the entrance from Albert Street with the Information Plinth on the right hand side followed by the Service Tree which recognises all women and men who served overseas or at home and those that supported the war effort between 1914 and 1919.
Jacka Park Memorial Wall was established in 1986 as joint project between the Harbord RSL Sub Branch and Warringah Shire. Balgowlah Lions Club co-ordinated and financed the placement of the wall plaques.
This location is now the local Anzac Day commemoration site for the Freshwater Community on the Saturday before Anzac Day.
The remembrance contains in excess of 300 names who were residents of the area at the time of enlistment or later moved to the district and became members of the Harbord RSL Sub Branch.
Soldiers Avenue of Honour
There is a separate brief story on the establishment of the Soldiers Avenue of Honour listed under the Blog page or Click on this link https://www.harbordrslsubbranch.org.au/a-brief-tale-soldiers-avenue-of-honour-1922/