Mylor Avenue of Honour

Avenue of Honour Address

Strathalbyn Road
South Australia  

This  Avenue of Honour, consisting of 11 Oak trees, was planted in the 1920s in memory of the 11 men from Mylor who gave their lives in the service of Australia in Word War 1.

The loss of these fine young men would have had a huge impact on the little village of Mylor, established only a few years earlier in 1891.

With the passage of time some of the trees had gone, as had all of the accompanying 11 plaques displaying the names of the servicemen.  The surviving trees gave no indication they were a tribute to the sacrifice of those 11 men.

The Mylor History Group recognised this loss and rejuvenated the Avenue, highlighting its significance to the community.  The work was completed in 2021, funded by a grant from Veterans SA and the assistance of the Adelaide Hills Council.  Plaques for each individual are mounted on natural rock plinths. Two replacement trees are planted, restoring the integrity of this living memorial.

The WW1 Avenue of Honour was formally rededicated on the 18th February 2022, beneath the canopy of the row of 11 trees, attended by dignitaries, special guests, school children, members of the local community and representatives of 6 families related to those honoured.

Honour Roll

NameMemorial TreeMemorial Plaque
1089  Private JAMES AITKEN
3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born 4th April, 1889
Parents – Alexander and Mary Aitken – Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Butcher
Enlisted in Mylor – 21st February 1916 – served in France.
Died of wounds 18th July 1918    –  Aged 29
Buried – St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
27th Battalion
Born 7th May 1897
Parents – Walter and Elizabeth Wingrove – Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Miner/Gardener
Enlisted 8th February 1916 – served in France
Killed in Action – 5th November 1916  – Aged 19
Buried – AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, France. 
Australian Machine Gun Co. 8 – Reinforcement 8
Born – 7th September 1881
Parents – George and Emma Andrew – Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Wheat Agent
Enlisted 4th April 1916  –  Served in France & Belgium
Killed in Action – Belgium – 18th July 1917 – aged 35.
Buried – Menin Gate, Ypres Memorial, Belgium 
27TH Battalion
Born 31st January 1890
Parents – William and Harriet Osborn – Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Labourer
Enlisted 8th February 1915 –  Served in France
Killed in Action – 25th August 1916   –  Aged 26
Buried – Villers-Bretonneux, France 
50TH Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Born 12th March 1894
Parents – James and Jane Currie –  Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Labourer
Enlisted 15th March 1916 – served in France
Killed in Action – 2nd April, 1917 –  Aged 23
Buried – Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France 
10th Battalion
Born 3rd June 1892
Parents – Charles and Marian Nielsen –  Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Woodcutter
Enlisted 21st June 1914 – Served in France
Killed In Action – 25th July 1916    –   Aged 24
Buried – Serre Road Cemetery, France 
537 Lance Corporal ALFRED JAMES LAKE
11TH Light Horse Regiment
Born 25th October 1888
Parents – John and Elizabeth Lake –  Mylor
Occupation before enlisting – Bricklayer
Enlisted 28th November 1914 –  Served in Egypt, Gallipoli
Killed in Action –  30th April, 1918    –   Aged  30
No known place of burial 
4TH Infantry Battalion
Born – 13th May 1895
Parents – Charles and Sarah Cugley, Goodwood
Enlisted 9th June 1916 – Served in Belgium
Killed in Action – 12th October, 1917 – aged 22
Buried – Tyne Cot Cemetery –  Passchendaele, Belgium 
16th  Battalion
Born 17th June 1893
Parents – Edmund and Elizabeth Schultz –  Port Pirie
Occupation before enlisting – Engine Cleaner
Enlisted 24th May 1915 –   Served in Gallipoli
Killed in Action –  15th November 1917   –  aged 24
Buried – The Huts Cemetery, Belgium 
4386 Private WALTER MORGAN
27TH Battalion
Born 19th December, 1883
Parents – Walter and Sarah Morgan – Mt Pleasant
Occupation before enlisting –  Labourer
Enlisted 1st June 1916 –  Served in France
Killed in Action –  15th October, 1917   –  Aged 34
Buried – Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France 
9th Light Horse
Born 5th May – 1895
Parent –  Mrs Myrtle McDougall
Occupation before enlisting –  Grocer’s Assistant
Enlisted 25th November 1914 –  served in Turkey
Killed in Action – 28th August 1915  –   aged 20
Buried – Hill 60 Cemetery,  Gallipoli – Turkey 
The Courier, Mount Barker SA, 23rd February 2022

See also Mylor War Memorial

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