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In 2007 we received a request from the Australian War Graves Photographic Archives to photograph all the Official War Graves in the Inverell area. This included Inverell, Delungra and Tingha Cemeteries. All the Official War Graves that are in Australia are being photographically archived. Official War Graves are of those who died in conflict or very shortly afterwards as a result of war injuries received.
As the greatest number of Australian Official War Graves are on foreign soil, the actual burials that took place on Australian soil are just as important even though much less in number than those overseas.
Australians have fought in many conflicts with most being for Crown and Empire and during the War in the Pacific we had the first taste of battle on our shores. Nowadays it is for Country not for Crown or Empire and we now bring our heroes home for burial in Australian soil. All of these Official war Graves need to be recorded and remembered, with our hope there are not many more to record.
INVERELL CEMETERY OFFICIAL WAR GRAVES
ALLAN, Douglas Edmund Died January 18th 1941 Presbyterian Row 1 Grave 11
ARNOLD, Peter John Died February 17th 1967C of E Row 1a Plot 26
FOTHERINGHAM, Alexander Henry Taylor Died December 17th 1965 Presbyterian Row 1a Grave 45
LAWRENCE, Arthur James Died June 18th 1946 C of E (New) Row 4a Grave 37
McCLYMONT, Archibald Murray Died April 7th 1942 Presbyterian Row 3 Grave 3
THOROGOOD, Henry Walter Died July 1st 1919 C of E Row 2d plot 8
HOBDAY, E. L. Died August 18th 1942 aged 24 N167836 Private, Army Service Corp
SWAIN, J. S. Died July 24th 1947 aged 47 N451073 Private Headquarters
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INVERELL AREAS WELL KNOWN VOLUNTEERS FOR MILITARY SERVICE WERE THE KURRAJONGS
In January 2016 will be the 100th anniversary of the departure from Inverell of the W W I recruits called The Kurrajongs.
This first 112 Kurrajongs were the largest group of volunteers to leave the country area for service in W W I. The 2nd lot of 47 men left Inverell in February 1916. Most of these men served with the 33rd Battalion and departed Australia on the "Marathon".
Before the departure of the recruits known as the Kurrajongs in WW1, 600 men or more from the Inverell district had already enlisted. But after the War the Inverell Council decided to plant a Kurrajong tree in remembrance of all those men who lost their lives even if they were Kurrajongs or not. Inverell proudly recognises the sacrifice these men made with a new Memorial having been built in the park near the Avenue of Remembrance on the Glen Innes Road.
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