The Light Horse: Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba 31 October 2017, 11:00AM

At dusk on 31 October 1917 the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade executed a successful mounted charge against entrenched Turkish forces at Beersheba. By defying prevailing military doctrine which held that rapid-fire weapons had signaled the end of the mounted warrior, the Australian Light Horse struck the decisive blow at the Battle of Beersheba and secured a place in military history. To commemorate the centenary of the battle and the legend of the Australian Light Horse, there will be a special wreath laying service on the Shrine Forecourt at 11am, supported by a procession of horses and riders in Light Horse uniform (available to meet after the Service).

This is the final in a series of 2017 events commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. Other events in October are:

Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

Shrine Representatives:
Shrine Chairman of Trustees Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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