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Alfred Leslie Pinches (1891–1949)

The Assistant Conservator of Forests (Mr. Alfred Leslie Pinches), who died in hospital on Sunday, had been an officer of the SA Woods and Forests Department for more than 30 years. The second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Pinches, of Adelaide, Mr Pinches gained his Diploma in Forestry at the University of Adelaide in 1914. After service with the AIF in World War I, he remained in England for further study in forestry at Oxford University. He later served at various State forests in SA and was appointed inspector of the Woods and Forests Department in June, 1946. In the following year he was, for a period, Acting Conservator of Forests. Mr. Pinches is survived by his wife, one son, Mr. David Pinches, of Melbourne, and a daughter Miss Nan Pinches.

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'Pinches, Alfred Leslie (1891–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


11 December, 1949 (aged ~ 58)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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