ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018: Sharing Victoria's Stories

Remembering the Lighthorse

October 10, 2017

The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheeba, a significant battle during World War One which involved the Australian Lighthorse Brigade, will be commemorated with a series of events at the Shrine of Remembrance this month.

At dusk on 31 October 1917, the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade executed a successful mounted charge against entrenched Turkish forces at Beersheba, Isreal. Defying the odds, the mounted soldiers struck a decisive blow at the Battle of Beersheba and secured a place in military history.

To commemorate the centenary of the battle and the legend of the Australian Light Horse, there will be a special wreath laying service on Tuesday, 31 October on the Shrine Forecourt at 11am, supported by a procession of horses and riders in Light Horse uniform. The Shrine are also hosting an exhibition and a special talk by Dr David Holloway OAM who will reflect on the legendary attack.

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