The memorial is a grove of Eucalyptus Scoparia trees, planted in memory of local veterans who died during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. The area is marked by a bushrock, with a dedication plaque attached. Each tree also has a sign positioned at its base, inscribed with the details of an individual veteran.
The trees were planted on land donated by the Pioneer Village Trust and is located on the grounds of the Inverell Pioneer Village. Arthur T. Daley was the instigator and supervisor of the project and students from McIntyre High School did the planting. It was officially opened by Mr Bruce Robson, President of Inverell RSL sub-Branch, on 17 April 1994.
Inside the RSL Museum within the village is a timber board, which includes a plaque for each veteran honoured in the grove. The board also includes a copy of the bushrock dedication plaque, with the additional introductory words 'Directly behind this building is a', to suggest visitors go outside to view the memorial.
Access to the grove and the timber board is restricted to the opening hours of the village.
Grove of Eucalyptus Scoparia trees in memory of personnel killed in action
2nd A.I.F. and Vietnam Wars
Land allocated by Pioneer Village Trust
Trees donated by Arthur T. Daley
Planting of trees by students of Macintyre High School Inverell
Name plaques and watering system materials donated by Inverell R.S.L. sub-Branch
Project instigated and supervised by Arthur T. Daley
Officially opened by Mr. Bruce Robson President of Inverell R.S.L. sub-Branch 17th April 1994
Directly behind this building is a
[as per plaque on bushrock]
|Last held rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit at embarkation||Campaign||Read more|
|Private||D J||Kelly||Second World War, 1939–45||NX40478||Australian Army||2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||J||Kelman||Second World War, 1939–45||NX14884||Australian Army||2/13th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||J||Kirkup||Second World War, 1939–45||NX2084||Australian Army||2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Sergeant||J W||Knight||Second World War, 1939–45||Died of disease (DOD)||N279955||Australian Army||1st Army Weapons Training School||view|
|Private||G J||Ledingham||Second World War, 1939–45||NX200977||Australian Army||2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||H C||Lockrey||Second World War, 1939–45||QX32984||Australian Army||2/25th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||G||Makim||Second World War, 1939–45||NX42217||Australian Army||2/19th Australian Infantry Battalion||view|
|Private||W C||Mathew||Second World War, 1939–45||NX77106||Australian Army||Headquarters 27th Infantry Brigade||view|
|L||McAuley||Second World War, 1939–45||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||view|
|Sergeant||H G R||McCosker||Second World War, 1939–45||413023||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)||12th (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit||view|