The Mantung Avenue of Honour commemorates the local people from Mantung, Mercunda, and Maggea districts who served their country and is located on Clark Street, Mantung, in South Australia. The Avenue was unveiled on the 25th of April 2015. Each pine tree is dedicated to an individual with a plaque noting their name, service number, district, and unit.
The plaque at the memorial states:
Commemorating 100 years of ANZAC
This memorial and avenue of pine trees is dedicated to all those men and women of the Mantung, Mercunda & Maggea districts who have served and fought for their country, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. “LEST WE FORGET”
Three Sikh Anzacs are remembered here: Private Sarn Singh, Private Ganessa Singh and Private Juwan Singh. Private Sarn Singh was one of nineteen Sikhs who were recruited into the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, and died in Belgium in 1917 in the line of duty(Avenue of Honour’: Sikh Anzacs remembered in Australian outback’ ).
Read this ABC article for more information about Mantung’s military history.
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