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28-January-2018
28-January-2018

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The monument commemorates the Australian Light Horse and those from Westbury who served in its regiments during World War One.

The memorial was unveiled on the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. 

 

Location

Address:Lonsdale Promenade, Village Green, Westbury, 7303
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.527701
Long: 146.829703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 31st October, 2017
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This monument commemorates the Australian Light Horse and the young men of the Westbury District who served within its regiments.  Riding skills and marksmanship honed on local paddocks led these brave volunteers into the deadliest conflicts of the First World War, where they proved themselves equal to the best.

One of the most renowed battles took place at Beersheba in Palestine in October 1917 pitting Australian, New Zealand and British troops against a Turkish and German foe.  It is highlighted by a charge of the Australian Light Horse which is recognised as one of the last great cavalry charges in history.  The battle was won by the allied forces and more than 20 light horsemen of the Westbury District played their part in this and other extraordinary encounters.

This dedication is an expression of our community pride and gratitude.  We honour their deeds on this day, the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, 31 October 2017.

Westbury Remembers

 

Source: MA
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