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Tingha War Memorial Grove

Tingha War Memorial Grove
Tinga War Memorial Grove, trees and plaques
Tinga War Memorial Grove, trees and plaques
Tinga War Memorial Grove, plaque for Cyril A Barnes
Tinga War Memorial Grove, plaque for Flying Officer Albert Thomas Skinner
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Description / Background

The Tingha War Memorial Grove consists of a number of prunus and crab apple trees, planted in a small reserve on the northern side of the Tingha Sports and Recreation Club. At the base of each tree is a concrete plinth with a metal plaque attached. The plaques are inscribed with details of Australian men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars. Included are those who enlisted from many parts of NSW, with particular reference to enlistees from Tingha, Inverell and Guyra.

The memorial was established following a 'Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant' being awarded to the Tingha RSL Sub-branch on 24 July 2005 to fund the project. 

Note: The plaque for Albert Thomas Smith contains an error. He was declared missing in action on 11 December 1942, not 11 February 1942.


Example plaque 1


Cyril A Barnes

14th Australian

Ordance Coy

Born 10-6-1921

Died 29-5-1995

Example plaque 2


F/O Albert Thomas


Born Tingha 7-5-1919

Missing in action

in Papua New Guinea


on 11-2-1942 [correct date: 11-12-42]

Always remembered

by his family

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Sapper Donald Clive Aspinall Second World War, 1939–45 NX158007 (N2298) Australian Army view
Private Gladys D Aspinall Second World War, 1939–45 VF513546 Australian Army view
Private Cyril A Barnes Second World War, 1939–45 NX124835 (N218363) Australian Army view
Private Keith Edward Barnes Second World War, 1939–45 NX167617 Australian Army view
Leading Aircraftman Edward George Beard Second World War, 1939–45 139487 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Private R G Beckhouse Second World War, 1939–45 N167693 Australian Army view
Leading Seaman J W Biddlecombe Second World War, 1939–45 S/3743 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) view
Gunner Francis Caryle Brown Second World War, 1939–45 N294188 Australian Army view
Corporal John Edward Carney Second World War, 1939–45 NX151937 (N168571) Australian Army view
Private John Walter Carpenter Second World War, 1939–45 NX169997 (N455772) Australian Army view

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Tingha Sports and Recreation Club Reserve
New Valley Road
Tingha NSW 2369
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45