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24-November-2015 (Michael Kuilboer)
24-November-2015 (Michael Kuilboer)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Michael Kuilboer

In 1920, fourteen Washington Palms were planted to commemorate the Australian Light Horse troopers who died in service or were killed in action at the Battle of Beersheba on 31 October 1917.   A plaque was unveiled in 1995 remembering two local men who were members of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Walter Kinghorn and Edgar Womersley.

The Battle of Beersheba took place as part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War One.  The charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade, which covered some 6 kilometres to overrun and capture the last remaining Ottoman trenches, and secured the surviving wells at Beersheba.


Address:Alexandra Parade & Lonsdale Street, Hamilton, 3300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.740053
Long: 142.024739
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:31-October-1917
Actual Event End Date:31-October-1917


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Front Inscription

Australian Light Horse

31st October 1917 

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These palm trees commemorate the Hamilton men of the 4th Light Horse Regt. in the Charge at Beer-Sheba

October 31st, 1917

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au