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2nd Light Horse Regiment Plaque
2nd Light Horse Regiment Plaque

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A plaque commemorates the members of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment Plaque who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The memorial was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland on the 17th August 1938.

In October 1936, a sum of £90 was required by the 2nd Light Horse regiment to erect a memorial tablet in the Anzac Memorial room. The trustees were confident that sum could be raised and the tablet would be erected within a few months.
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 10th October 1936.

The 2nd Light Horse Regiment was raised at Enoggera in Queensland on 18 August 1914. Its recruits came mainly from Queensland but some hailed from the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales. The 2nd was one of three regiments of the 1st Light Horse Brigade – the first Australian mounted formation raised by Australia during the First World War. The Regiment played a part in many of the major Battles in the Middle East during World War One.
 

 

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466463
Long: 153.026491
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th August, 1938
Front Inscription

2ND LIGHT HORSE 
REGIMENT ~ A.I.F.

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE OFFICERS 
NON-COMMISSIONED 
OFFICERS AND MEN 
     WHO DIED  
FOR THEIR COUNTRY

1914                       1918
          Killed 203
       
Wounded 472 

 

Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
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