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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

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private Edward George Chigwidden First World War, 1914–18 1626 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private Wallace Coates Second World War, 1939–45 NX170894 (N169603) Australian Army view
Warrant Officer Dennis Cox Second World War, 1939–45 420545 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Flying Officer Maxwell (Max) Cox Second World War, 1939–45 424379 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Private Eric Theophilus Cox Second World War, 1939–45 N294186 Australian Army view
Sapper Douglas Davis Second World War, 1939–45 NX142281 (N167696) Australian Army view
Private E G (John) Davis Second World War, 1939–45 N190389 (N165281) Australian Army view
Lieutenant Selby Verdun Dean Second World War, 1939–45 NX2002 Australian Army view
Private F S Grahame Second World War, 1939–45 N99111 Australian Army view
Gunner Leslie Reginald Grant Second World War, 1939–45 NX19027 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