Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church, (formerly Methodist Church), Clements Road, sits at one end of Clements Gap Conservation Park, (situated between Port Broughton and Crystal Brook, South Australia). The quaint stone Methodist church opened in 1926 to serve the local community, and remains a loved country church to this day.
An ANZAC Day service will be held at 10:00am at the Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church on April 30th, 2017. If you are in the area before then, you could drop in at 10:00am on April 2nd, 2017. Morning tea is served after the service.
Across the road from the small stone church, you will find an interesting historical site. Formerly the site of the Clements Gap school from 1892 - 1942, and in 1942 the grounds of an American Army Camp. Look for the entrances off of Block F Road immediately opposite the Uniting church.
There are many faded signs informing us of the history of the site, and sharing dated humorous quotes and school jokes! There is the remnant of a playground and sports field equipment, and behind the school site is the bush site of the Clements Gap 1942 USA Army Camp. Again, faded hand-painted signs share historical facts with visitors. You will need to explore the area carefully on foot to find most of the former army sites.
The grounds are occasionally used as an overnight stop for RV enthusiasts. Please note that this is a hot, sandy location, with abundant flies and reptiles; bring drinking water and dress suitably for the conditions, wearing enclosed shoes, and watch out for snakes who are living in their natural environment.