As Anzac Day approaches, we remember those who have fought and died for us and our country. Many parks and reserves are named in memory of some of the many brave soldiers from The Hills Shire to commemorate their sacrifices.
AC ‘CHARLIE’ MOORE RESERVE
Located in the suburb of West Pennant Hills, A C ‘Charlie’ Moore Reserve was named in honour of Private AC Moore. Private AC Moore, known as ‘Charlie’, served in the Australian Imperial Forces during WW2 in Malaysia in 1941. He died as a prisoner of war in 1945.
KELLYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK
Kellyville Memorial Park is named in memory of the 32 local men who fought in WW1. A commemorative plaque is situated within the reserve.
Russell Reserve, located in Rouse Hill, is named in commemoration of two brothers who died in action during WW2. Private Arthur Russell and Private William Russell were enlisted in the 1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, and were sent to the Battle of Fromelles on 20 December 1915. Arthur was killed in action during the battle and had no known grave up until 2011 when DNA from a relative in Australia allowed his body to be identified from a mass grave at Fromelles. He was buried with full Military Honours at the Pheasant Wood Cemetery in Fromelles, France.
William Russell was wounded in the Battle of Fromelles and evacuated to England to recover. He then re-joined his battalion in France in the Somme Valley. On the eve of the battle of Polygon Woods in September 1917, William was killed in action. He has no known grave although his name is listed on the Menin Gate at Ypres with others who lie in unknown graves in Belgium.
ANZAC DAY EVENTS
Everyone is welcome to come along to the Centenary of Anzac Reserve on Sunday, April 22, 9am and Wednesday, April 25, 6am to commemorate Anzac Day and remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers.
When: Sunday, April 22, 9am
When: Wednesday, April 25, 6am
Where: Both events held at Centenary of Anzac Reserve