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Situated a short distance from the River Torrens about 23 miles from Adelaide, it occupies an unsurpassable situation on a gentle slope guarded on its southern boundary by two silent sentinels, Kenton and Salem Hills, between which a very pretty road, accompanied by the music of an ever-running stream leads out to Kenton Valley and the Onkaparinga district.

A History of Gumeracha and District 1839-1939, J E Monfries (ed.), Adelaide:Lynton Publications Pty Ltd, 1939. 

Settled on the site of a perpetual waterhole "Umeracha", used by the Peramangk people, Gumeracha still attracts the same kind of effusive praise from its residents half a century later. In 1855, William Randell allocated land for a township, which prospered from agricultural activity including Randell's flour mill. Gumeracha's military history began with the establishment of the Gumeracha Mounted Rifles in 1890 by the Defence Department, which commissioned Dr. Angove of Teatree Gully to raise the required men. As with many country towns, multiple generations of Gumeracha families served Australia, from the Boer War.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from Gumeracha

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BLAKE, Stanley

Service number 3763
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1892

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HANNA, Richard Norman

Service number 2457
Private
4 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
AIF WW1
Born 21 Apr 1883

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HANNA, Alick

Service number 2456
Private
15th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 18 Apr 1885

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AHRENS, Cecil Claude

Service number 4726
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Mar 1897

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COLLINS, Harold Brian

Service number S17643
Private
General Details Depot
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 18 Jun 1920

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GREEN, William Harry

Service number 263
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 29 Oct 1878

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COLBEY, Robert Sabey

Service number PA1900
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Nov 1916

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POPLE, Joffrey Leonard

Service number SX6203
Private
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 May 1916

Memorials

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Gumeracha Methodist Church Memorial Stained Glass Window

5 Wellington Street
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW2 Honour Board

Torrens Valley Road
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Gumeracha District WW2 Roll of Honour

Albert Street
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Gumeracha District Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Torrens Valley Road
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia