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Ninth Light Horse Memorial : 7-September-2011
Ninth Light Horse Memorial : 7-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates those who served in the 9th Light Horse Regiment  in World War One.

The monument is a glass-fronted edifice containing a restored War Trophy German World War One Krupp 75mm Field Gun that was captured by the 9th Australian Light Horse on the 8th August 1918. Within the confines of the enclosure are descriptions and accoutrements of the Ninth Australian Light Horse. On two of the glass panels are acid etched effigies of the 9th Light Horse badge. On each of the front walls are two polished granite plaques, all details are in gold leaf.

It was built with volunteer labour under the direction of the Clare and District Light Horse Memorial Project Committee.

The 9th Light Horse Regiment was a mounted infantry regiment of the Australian Army during the First World War.  Approximately three-quarters of the regiment hailed from South Australia and the other quarter from Victoria. The regiment was raised in October 1914, and assigned to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.

During the war the regiment fought against the forces of the Ottoman Empire, in Egypt, at Gallipoli, on the Sinai Peninsula, and in Palestine and Jordan. After the armistice the regiment eventually returned to Australia in March 1919. For its role in the war the regiment was awarded fifteen battle honours.

Location

Address:Main North Road, Clare, 5453
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.836847
Long: 138.614722
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 11th November, 2003
Front Inscription

1914 Ninth Light Horse Memorial 1918

[Names] on two plaques

Source: MA,TOH
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