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


Address:9 Randall Street, Community Centre, Maribyrnong, 3032
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.767243
Long: 144.887742
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


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

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


Source: MA
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