The War Memorials
Halcombe's most famous feature must be the War Memorial at the intersection of Stanway Road and Willoughby Street. Once at the heart of the thriving township, the monument now stands almost alone, but still tells a common story of local men going off to war and the sacrifice they made for their country.
A second memorial can be found at Halcombe School on Monteith Street. The Halcombe School Memorial Gates lead into the school grounds and many generations of local children have come & gone from school through this special archway.
Information about the soldiers listed on both these memorials can be found at the Auckland Museum's Cenotaph website.
The Halcombe community proudly hosts an ANZAC Day Commemoration each year. Coordinated by the ANZAC Committee (a sub-committee of the HCDG), it is a mid-morning ceremony on 25th April, beginning with a parade from the Halcombe School Memorial Gates down into the village, followed by a formal ANZAC service at the Halcombe War Memorial, and concluding with a community morning tea in the Memorial Hall. Please visit our ANZAC Day webpage for more information.