Tingha War Memorial Grove

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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

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Private Gladys D Aspinall Second World War, 1939–45 VF513546 Australian Army Australian Womens Army Service view
Sapper Donald Clive Aspinall Second World War, 1939–45 NX158007 (N2298) Australian Army 15th Australian Motor Regiment view
Private Keith Edward Barnes Second World War, 1939–45 NX167617 Australian Army 114th General Transport Company view
Private Cyril A Barnes Second World War, 1939–45 NX124835 (N218363) Australian Army 14th Australian Ordnance Stores Company view
Leading Aircraftman Edward George Beard Second World War, 1939–45 139487 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 5th Aircraft Depot view
Private R G Beckhouse Second World War, 1939–45 N167693 Australian Army 3rd Australian Base Ordnance Depot view
Leading Seaman J W Biddlecombe Second World War, 1939–45 S/3743 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) HMAS Kuttabul view
Gunner Francis Caryle Brown Second World War, 1939–45 N294188 Australian Army 54th Australian Australian Army Regiment (Australian Imperial Force) view
Corporal John Edward Carney Second World War, 1939–45 NX151937 (N168571) Australian Army 2/16th Battalion view
Private John Walter Carpenter Second World War, 1939–45 NX169997 (N455772) Australian Army 65th Australian Infantry Battalion British Commonwealth Occupation Force view

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