Private Juwan Singh 

Name: Juwan SINGH  

Rank: Private

Regimental Number: 13711, 3rd Light Horse

Age: 41 years on enlistment

Place of Enlistment: Adelaide, SA

Place of Birth: Ladhran, Punjab, India

Occupation: Farmer and Horse dealer

Marital Status: Widower


C/- Sirdar SINGH, 13 Ada Street, Adelaide, SA, 

Also son: Mr Purtan SINGH, Ladhran, Punjab, India

Religion: Singh and Sikh recorded

Image taken from: State Library of South Australia 'Horse-buyers at Kapunda, South Australia' [PRG 280/1/12/234]

Service Outline:

  • Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Waikerie and to camp Mitcham. (Same recorded in Adelaide’s ‘The Register’ 6th November 1917).

  • 5th December 1917 - To 3rd Light Horse Regiment 34th Reinforcements Group.

  • 14th December 1917 - Admonished for entering the Black Forest Temperance Hotel.

  • 8th February 1918 - Discharged as ‘unlikely to become an efficient soldier’. No further detail.

Other Information:

  • Described as 65.75 inches tall, 150 pounds in weight, chest 36 to 38 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

  • Conduct and character described as good.

  • Soldier was the subject of an assault in Adelaide 8th November 1922.

  • Soldier and two friends savagely attacked by a large group of fellow Indians September 1909 in Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Noted Adelaide Legal Notice published February 1946 apparently indicating soldier had recently died. Notice refers to soldiers name also Juan SINGH and Jtinsigh SINGH.

  • Noted several newspaper articles referring to the soldier’s horse auctions and related dealings.


We have been lucky enough to be provided the above image from the Mantung Hall Committee. This image shows part of the 'Avenue of Honour' at Mantung which consists of a tree and plaque for servicemen that enlisted from the local district. For those less familiar with the area, Mantung is approximately halfway between Karoonda and Waikerie in South Australia.

Three Sikh Anzacs are remembered here. Private Sarn Singh, Private Ganessa Singh and Private Juwan Singh. 

Special thanks to:

  • Mantung Hall Committee
  • Jamie Evans (Photographer)
  • Leanne Parker (Historian & Researcher)

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