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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

Showing 8 people of interest from Tanunda

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SCHULZ, Glen Erwin

Service number S32973
Private
151st General Transport Company
2nd AIF WW 2
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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GRAMP, Colin Raymond

Service number 417832
Pilot Officer
No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 4 Oct 1921

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SCHROEDER, Stanley Henry

Service number 2784B
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jun 1892

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TROTTER, Edwin Herbert

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

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NIEJALKE, Herbert Arthur

Service number SX10564
Private
2nd/2nd Field Ambulance
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Jun 1919

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ELLIS, Murray Charles

Service number 407360
Flight Sergeant
No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 20 Jan 1917

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ZANDER, Robert Clifton

Service number SX7611
Private
2nd/2nd Field Workshop
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Nov 1916

Memorials

Showing 4 memorials of interest from Tanunda

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Tanunda War Memorial

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

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Tanunda Roll of Honor

Basedow Road
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 Hospital

Corner of Mill Street and Fiedler Street
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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