Memorial Pathway

 

ANZAC Memorial Pathway

Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields

 

The Anzac Memorial Pathway was opened on 11 April 2015 by Mrs Margaret Abbott, wife of the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, Michael Regan, Mayor of Warringah Council and Mr Richard Gordon, President of the Forestville War memorial playing Fields Committee to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac and Australia’s involvement in World War I (WWI).

 

An initiative of Richard Gordon in conjunction with the Forestville War Memorial Playing Felds Committee and ably assisted by Warringah Council, it was financially assisted by The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and Forestville RSL sub-Branch.

 

The pathway consists of 10 plinths on which are placed a series of plaques outlining different aspects of Australia’s military service. Each of these plaques may also have a notation highlighting a particular battle or occasion. While to QR code has led you to this page, the links below will give an expansion, taken from the Australian War Memorial website, of the subjects mentioned on the plaques. Please click on a link to view the data.


WORLD WAR I

 

AUSTRALIAN NAVAL FORCES

Overview 

Detail

 

AUSTRALIAN NURSES

Overview

Blog

India

 

GALLIPOLI

Overview

Anzac Cove

Lone Pine

 

WESTERN FRONT 1916

Overview

Fromelles

Somme

Pozieres

Mouquet Farm 

 

 

 WESTERN FRONT 1917

Overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Front_tactics,_1917

Bullecourt: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/the-battles-for-bullecourt

Messines: https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/history-in-focus/the-battle-of-messines-1917

Menin Road: https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/campaigns/26

Broodseinde: http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_broodseinde.html

Passchendale: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/battle-of-passchendaele-third-ypres

 

WESTERN FRONT 1918

Overview: http://www.anzacsinfrance.com/1918/online.net/article/western_front#1918__The_Year_of_Decision

Dernancourt & Morlancourt: http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1887621/first-morlancourt-france-march-28-to-30-1918/

Hazebrouck: http://nickpowley.com/wordpress/?page_id=81

Villers-Bretonneux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Villers-Bretonneux

Le Hamel: https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/1918/battles/hamel

Somme South: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Somme_(1918)

Mont St Quentin & Peronne: https://www.awm.gov.au/index.php/visit/exhibitions/1918/battles/mtstquentin

Montbrehain: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E77

Bellicourt: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C173865

 

 

 

 

MIDDLE EAST 1916-17

Overview: https://www.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/about%20dva/media-centre/media-backgrounder/middleeast.pdf

Suez Canal: http://anzaccentenary.sa.gov.au/story/the-battle-for-the-suez-canal/

Romani: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E32

Sinai Desert: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E117/

Gaza: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E136

Beersheba: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/the-charge-of-the-4th-light-horse-brigade-at-beersheba

Palestine: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F00042/

Jerusalem: http://theanzaccall.com.au/anzacs/history/jerusalem.html

Damascus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Damascus_(1918)#5th_Mounted_and_Australian_Mounted_Divisions

 

 

AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS 1916-18

Overview: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/first-world-war-flying

Middle East: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U51016

Western Front: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U51018

Turkey: http://www.awmlondon.gov.au/battles/mesopotamia

 

 

 

 

WARS & CONFICTS AFTER WORLD WAR I

World War II: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/second-world-war

Malayan Emergency: http://www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/australian-involvement-south-east-asian-conflicts/malayan-emergency-1948-1960

Korean War: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/atwar/korea

Indonesian Confrontation: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/event/indonesian-confrontation

Vietnam War: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/event/vietnam

Gulf War: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/gulf

Somalia: https://www.army.gov.au/our-stories/operations/somalia

East Timor: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/peacekeeping

Afghanistan: https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/history-in-focus/australian-army-in-afghanistan

Iraq: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-15/mark-corcoran27s-iraq-backgrounder/5743020