is a Two Wells Community RSL Project initiative poduced by Garry Tancock
Two Wells RSL and John Allen Two Wells RSL (Hon. Secretary) for Adelaide
Plains Council District and surrounding areas, to remember those who have
served and those who paid “The Ultimate Sacrifice”.
On behalf of John and myself, we thank you, the community for supporting
and remembering the military service personnel of Australia from our local
This was awarded the ADELAIDE PLAINS
COUNCIL the 2018 AUSTRALIA DAY - PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Ex-Military Service Personnel
Our material lists people from
Adelaide Plains Council District, and some surrounding areas who joined
the armed forces 1895 to 2016 irrespective of overseas service. This also
includes all ex-service personnel who may have moved into the Adelaide
Plains Council District after their service in the Armed Forces.
John Allen and I have been honoured to create a set of folders and disc
for the community of the Adelaide Plains Council District. After completing
research on the Ex-Military personnel from the Two Wells district, now
in the Two Wells Library, we decided to extend our area to the Adelaide
Plains Council District, and some surrounding areas. This is to reflect
all Australian Military Ex-Service and current personnel.
This project started in December 2015 and was to be a 12 month project
collecting basic information and photos, collating them into a manageable
set of folders and used as a starting point for the community to continue
and grow over the coming years. We expected to have approximately 800
names. It is now Mar 2017, we have over 1000 names, and I’m positive
we have missed several people.
The intent is to have this set of 6 folders and disc accessible to all,
located in the Adelaide Plains Council Museum in Mallala. This Museum
contains artefacts from all the Adelaide Plains Council District and surrounding
areas and well worth a visit. Although these folders and disc were created
by the Two Wells RSL they are going to be maintained, corrected and improved
by the Mallala Museum staff, as a part of the local history, and for this
we would like to thank them. We are always looking for Military personnel
photos to scan, especially in uniform, as the quality of some photos are
very poor. Please contact the Mallala Museum for details on how to contribute.
Any photos will be scanned and returned as soon as possible. Please notify
the Museum staff for correction or updates to these folders. Any assistance
would be appreciated. The aim is to include all Australian Service and
Ex-Service personnel, however, this can only happen with your help.
This information is for private use only and is not to be sold for financial
Having these folders and disc available to the community and continually
updated will mean that those who served are never forgotten.
Garry Tancock Two Wells RSL John Allen Two
Wells RSL (Hon. Secretary)
“LEST WE FORGET”
This project lists people Adelaide Plains
Council District and surrounding areas who joined the armed forces
between 1895 to present day irrespective of overseas service. This
also includes all ex-service personnel who may have moved into the
Adelaide Plains Council District after their military service.
If you know of someone associated with this district who served in
the Military and is not on this disc, please contact a Staff Member
of the Adelaide Plains Council Museum at Mallala to have them added
to our growing list.
We are always looking for Military personnel photos to scan, especially
in uniform, as the quality of some of the existing photos are very
poor. Please contact the Mallala Museum for details on how to contribute.
Any photos will be scanned and returned as soon as possible. Also
notify a staff member for correction or updates.
Remember, this is your district, your community, your Ex-Service personnel
and with your help, this is your history preserved for future generations.
The Contact details for the Adelaide Plains Council Museum at Mallala
is as Follows:
Address: 1 Dublin Road, Mallala, SA
is a form to complete to submit information of ex-military personnel
to the project
Di Henwood (Two Wells Area)
Mrs. Di Alpike (former Two Wells Area, now Queensland) Mr. & Mrs. Maurice
& Gwen Secomb (Windsor Area)
Mr. Alvin Jenkins (Port Parham Area)
Adelaide Plains Council Museum Staff (Mallala Area & Photos)
Owen Post Office Staff
Members of the Two Wells RSL
The General Public of Adelaide Plains Council District and surrounding areas
War Memorial National Archives of Australia AIF Project Australian &
South Australian Boer War Records
Australian Cemeteries Index
RSL Virtual Memorial
WW1 Pictorial honour Roll