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5th Light Horse Regiment Plaque
5th Light Horse Regiment Plaque

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The tablet commemorates the members of the 5th Light Horse Regiment who served in World War One and is in memory of the 148 men who lost their lives. 

The tablet was unveiled by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Lesley Wilson on the 19th August 1936 in memory of the 148 men who had fallen in the Great War. 2500 men had passed through the ranks of the regiment which had a splendid record for gallantry since the days when it had volunteered to serve at Gallipoli as a dismounted unit. 474 of the unit had fought at ANZAC and it was the first unit to go into action against the Turks in Palestine.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 20th August 1936.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466445
Long: 153.0265
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
Link: http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th August, 1936
Front Inscription

Light Horse
Fifth Regt. A.I.F.

Erected To The
Imperishable Memory Of This Regt.
And Those Men Who Served In It
During The Great War  1914 -1919

FIFTH LIGHT HORSE REGT. A.I.F.

 

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