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Tanunda lies 70km NE of Adelaide and is a key town in South Australia's Barossa Valley.  It is acknopwledged as the Barossa's historic heart.  Settled by German refugees fleeing religious persecution in their native Silesia in eastern Germany, based around the original settlement at nearby Bethany in 1854,  Tanunda soon developed as the centre of winemaking in the Barossa Valley.

Chateau Tanunda (main image) is an iconic structure associated with the town since its early days.

It has a rich assoication with Australia's engagement in conflict evidenced by the number of memorials located in the town and environs.  It is made particularly interesting by the fact that so many people of German ancestry enlisted in both World Wars, with German being a key protagonist in both.

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Names

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SCHULZ, Glen Erwin

Service number S32973
Private
General / Motor Transport Company/ies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Feb 1918

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JENKINS, William Roy

Service number 8001
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jan 1892

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KINDLER, Johann Carl

Service number 2704
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Dec 1891

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SCHRAPEL, Aubrey Gerhard

Service number SX11727
Private
Born 3 Feb 1904

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HEUZENROEDER , Herbert Hermann

Service number 2677
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Oct 1883

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OBST, Gustav Adolph

Service number P444
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 21 Mar 1900

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ESSELBACH, Carl Frederick

Service number S110414
Private
Born 9 Mar 1911

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TROTTER, Edwin Herbert

Service number 4171
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Dec 1890

Memorials

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Tanunda Garden of Remembrance

Corner of Murray Street and Bridge Street
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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Tanunda Korea/Malaya/Borneo Memorial

Corner of Murray Street and Bridge Street
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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Tanunda War Memorial

Corner of Murray Street and Bridge Street
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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Tanunda Soldiers Memorial Hall

Basedow Road
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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