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Tingha War Memorial Grove

Tingha War Memorial Grove
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Tinga War Memorial Grove, trees and plaques
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Tinga War Memorial Grove, trees and plaques
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Tinga War Memorial Grove, plaque for Cyril A Barnes
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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.

Inscription

Example plaque 1

NX124835
Cyril A Barnes
14th Australian
Ordance Coy
Born 10-6-1921
Died 29-5-1995

Example plaque 2

411613
F/O Albert Thomas
Smith
Born Tingha 7-5-1919
Missing in action
in Papua New Guinea
Mountains
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
Gunner "Sandy" Morrow Second World War, 1939–45 NX40317 Australian Army view
Private F G Orchard Second World War, 1939–45 N107683 Australian Army view
Private Merve Page Second World War, 1939–45 NX161181 Australian Army view
Corporal Dudley Thorne Parker Second World War, 1939–45 NX88591 Australian Army view
Private Robert (Bob) William Roberts Second World War, 1939–45 NX177396 (N465296) Australian Army view
Leading Aircraftman Geofrey Edward Schuman Second World War, 1939–45 61899 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Sister Marjorie Schuman Second World War, 1939–45 NFX70520 Australian Army view
Leading Aircraftman E F R (Roy) Skinner Second World War, 1939–45 73792 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Flying Officer Albert Thomas Smith Second World War, 1939–45 411613 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view
Leading Aircraftman Roy William Smith Second World War, 1939–45 139798 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) view

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