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
Lieutenant V Schwenke Second World War, 1939–45 NX34876 Australian Army 2/18 Australian Infantry Battalion view
G Silver Second World War, 1939–45 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Flight Sergeant M H Squires Second World War, 1939–45 Killed in action (KIA) 421518 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 460 Squadron view
Lance Sergeant F L Staggs Second World War, 1939–45 NX14900 Australian Army 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Private F T Stemp Second World War, 1939–45 NX72288 Australian Army 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion view
J F Sutton Second World War, 1939–45 Australian Army view
Private D Sweeney Second World War, 1939–45 N167650 Australian Army 36th Company Australian Army Service Corps view
Flying Officer R G Thomas Second World War, 1939–45 Died of accident (DOA) 402552 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 42nd Radar Direct Find Wing view
Sergeant F Tome Second World War, 1939–45 NX32743 Australian Army 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Corporal M J Tome Second World War, 1939–45 N294348 Australian Army 29th Batt Volunteer Defence Corps Part time 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