Barraba Second World War Servicewomen Memorial

Barraba Second World War Servicewomen MemorialBarraba Second World War Servicewomen Memorial, close up of names

The memorial is a metal panel surrounded by a metal frame, supported by two metal posts. It is located in a garden bed at the corner of Queen and Maude Streets in Barraba, NSW. It lists servicewomen from the town who served in the Second World War. There are also eight photographs of individual servicewomen, as well as the emblems of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.), Australian Army, and Royal Australian Navy. 

The Barraba Military History Group was instrumental in the design and graphics of the panel. Donations from Tamworth Regional Council Councillor Mr Warren Woodley O.A.M. and Gary and Neridah Barsley O.A.M. made the erection of the memorial possible.

The memorial was dedicated on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2014. It was unveiled by Mr Woodley and Mrs Joyce Abra, who served in the R.A.A.F. in the war.

Note: Information for this listing was provided by Robert Sweeney, a Barraba historian.


Barraba Servicewomen World War Two - 1939/1945
This plaque is to acknowledge the contribution
and sacrifice the women of Barraba made during
World War Two.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Private Joan Abra Second World War, 1939–45 NF480772 Australian Women's Army Service Australian Army Medical Women's Services view
Private Joan Adams Second World War, 1939–45 NF464492 (N392022) Australian Women's Army Service Lines of Communication Area General Details Depot Staff view
Private Thelma Bairstow Second World War, 1939–45 NF462543 Australian Women's Army Service Land Headquarters Electrical & Mechanical Engineers view
Private Muriel Baker Second World War, 1939–45 NF479272 Australian Women's Army Service Australian Women's Army Service view
Private Anna Berry Second World War, 1939–45 NX76480 Australian Women's Army Service Voluntary Aid Detachment view
Aircraftwoman Wanda Blackall Second World War, 1939–45 106776 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Flight Sergeant Sadie Boorman Second World War, 1939–45 93225 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 3rd School of Technical Training Ultimo view
Margaret Brodbeck Second World War, 1939–45 106777 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 2nd Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit view
Aircraftwoman Daphne Butler Second World War, 1939–45 108507 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Melbourne Wireless/Telegrahic Station view
Corporal Joyce Butt Second World War, 1939–45 NF462532 Australian Women's Army Service Australian Women's Army Service view

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Cnr Queen and Maude Streets
Barraba NSW 2347
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
11 November 2014
  • Second World War, 1939–45