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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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AHRENS, Cecil Claude

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

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CROWHURST, Vincent Parnell

Service number 1126
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Feb 1896

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LEE, Vivian Arnold

Service number 3420
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 27 Apr 1897

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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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POPLE, Joffrey Leonard

Service number SX6203
Private
Born 30 May 1916

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MOORE, John Hartley

Service number 179
Trooper
4th Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 2 Oct 1874

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HECTOR, Frederick Harold

Service number S51598
Sapper
1st Royal Australian Engineers Training Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 14 Jul 1910

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BLAKE, Stanley

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

Memorials

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Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW1 Honour Board

Torrens Valley Road
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 Anzac Honor Roll

Alberts Street
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia

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Gumeracha Methodist Church Memorial Stained Glass Window

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