Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove

A group of trees that are part of the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial GroveInverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove, bushrock with plaqueInverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove, close-up of plaque on bushrockSample of tree signage at Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial GroveTimber board with plaques, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial GroveClose-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial GroveClose-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial GroveClose-up of some plaques on timber board, inside museum, for the Inverell Second World War and Vietnam Memorial Grove
Description

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. 

Inscription

Plaque on bushrock (outside museum)

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

Plaque on timber board (inside museum)

Directly behind this building is a 
[as per plaque on bushrock]
[Names]

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 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

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Address
Inverell Pioneer Village
64 Tingha Road
Inverell NSW 2360
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1994
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
17 April 1994
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75