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21-March-2017
21-March-2017
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A plaque commemorates the Australian Light Horsemen and the horses they rode in World War One.

Location

Address:9 Randall Street, Community Centre, Maribyrnong, 3032
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.767243
Long: 144.887742
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Plaque Is To Honour The Memory Of The Australian
Light Horsemen And The Horses That They Rode.

The Land To The West Of Here Was For Many Years Known
As The Maribyrnong Remount Depot.

When Major General Bridges, Commander Of The 1st
Division Of The Light Horse, Died As A Result Of Wounds
At ANZAC Cove On May 15th, 1915, His Favourite Charge 
` Sandy`  Was Sent To Egypt Where He Remained Until
The End Of The War.

'Sandy` Was Then Shipped To Australia And Turned Out
To Graze At Maribyrnong Remount Depot Where He
Remained In Ease For Six Years, And Then, Becoming 
Debilitated And Afflicted With Blindness, Was Mercifully
Destroyed.

Of The 169,000 horses That Left Australia For Service
Overseas, Only One, `Sandy` Returned.

 

Source: MA
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