Tanunda

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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

TROTTER, Edwin Herbert

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

NIEJALKE, Herbert Arthur

Service number SX10564
Private
2nd/2nd Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 28 Jun 1919

SCHRAPEL, Aubrey Gerhard

Service number SX11727
Private
Born 3 Feb 1904

SONNTAG, Leslie Walter

Service number 28322
Leading Aircraftman
5 Medical Rehabilitation Unit
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 8 Jun 1921

HEUZENROEDER, Gerhard Leopold

Service number 2678B
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Oct 1885

JENKINS, William Roy

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

GRAMP, Colin Raymond

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

ESSELBACH, Carl Frederick

Service number S110414
Private
Born 9 Mar 1911

Memorials

Showing 4 memorials of interest from Tanunda

Tanunda Korea/Malaya/Borneo Memorial

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

Tanunda Vietnam/United Nations Peacekeeping Forces Memorial

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

Tanunda Garden of Remembrance

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

Tanunda Roll of Honor

Basedow Road
Tanunda, Barossa - South Australia, Australia

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