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 live Read more [...]
Place Category: South Australia
The War Memorial Site
The Mylor War Memorial was originally established to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in WW1 and unveiled on Saturday 25th February 1922.
Exhibiting the same post WW1 resolve and community spirit of earlier generations, inspired by the Mylor History Group and supported by the Mylor Community, a War Memorial Restoration project took place during 2004 – 2016. This would favour traditional observance of key events, such as Remembrance Day.
The original granite monument was first removed, restored and re-installed in its new position along with the erection of a flagpole. The first ANZAC Day Dawn Service for over 40 years was conducted in 2007. All original hedges have been replaced with Gallipoli Rosemary, including the raised beds flanking the paving leading up to the War Memorial.
The Living Memorials
Appreciating the significance of living memorials to commemorate those who served, sacrificed and suffered, the planting of six Bechtel Crab Apple trees and installation of individual plaques took place in 2013 to honour local citizens who died during WW2.
Formal dedication of the memorial trees and plaques occurred in the presence of the descendants of the six WW2 servicemen, on Remembrance Day, 11th November 2013.
See also Mylor Avenue of Honour