4th Australian Light Horse Regiment  by Philip Golan

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4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

This Regiment was recruited exclusively Victoria in August 1914 as divisional cavalry for the Australian Division. During the Gallipoli campaign, the Regiment was attached to the 2nd Infantry Brigade. “B” and “D” Squadrons embarked for France in May 1916. A new “B” Squadron was raised as a consequence. The Regiment was renamed 3rd Camel Regiment in September 1916 and served with the Imperial Camel Corps until it brigaded with the 11th and 12th Light Horse Regiments into the 4th Light Horse Brigade in February 1917.
A partial close up shot of the memorial sculpture created by the renowned Australian sculptor Peter Corlett in The Park of the Australian Soldier in Beer Sheba, Israel.

The 4th Light Horse Regiment carried the dark blue Brigade colour as the lower triangle part of the colour patch, while the light blue unit colour was on the top.
Stock image used for cloudy sky background.

Born in Sydney, Australia.
Live in Natanya, Israel.

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  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 5 years ago

    Great POV Phil

  • Thanks Paul. More to come.

    – Philip Golan

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image Phil!!

  • Thank you Marvin.

    – Philip Golan

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 5 years ago

    What excellent detail!!! Beautiful sculpture and capture Phil!! *-)

  • The detail Deb, is one of the most fascinating sides of this sculpture IMO.
    I have some more close ups from different angles where you will really appreciate the detail and the work that has gone into the creation of this stunning piece of work.

    – Philip Golan

  • julie08
    julie08about 5 years ago

    A great shot :)

  • Thank you very much for your comments Julie.

    – Philip Golan

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 5 years ago

    Great ps masking. Perfect bg for the image. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • sra58
    sra58about 5 years ago

    Nice capture. Sharon

  • Thanks very much Sharon.

    – Philip Golan

  • johno4280
    johno4280about 5 years ago

    Wonderful and so very detailed… Nice :)

  • Thanks heaps mate.

    – Philip Golan

  • Anthony Vella
    Anthony Vellaabout 5 years ago

    Great presentation to this tribute to a band of men whose galantry helped in the making of history. Although originally a mounted infantry, the mounted infantry charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on the Turkish trenches at Beersheba and the capture of the water-wells helped to break the Turkish defence line which streched from Gaza to Beersheba, and facilitate the advance of the Allied forces into Palestine. Casualties from the Gallipoli campaign were treated in Malta and some are laid at rest here in the Commonwealth Graves at Pieta.

  • Thank you very much Anthony for your comments and additional history.
    I have read some of the war diaries written at the time. I have learned some of the names, and have seen their graves in the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Beersheba. I plan to return there to photograph the graves and then publish these here together with the diaries.

    – Philip Golan

  • Anthony Vella
    Anthony Vellaabout 5 years ago

    Hi Philip. If you need some pictures of the graves in the Commonwealth Cemetery here in Malta don’t hesitate to ask. I have some in my stock already.

  • Thanks for the offer Anthony. I’ll see what I come up with from the diaries and reports.
    You might try to contact the Australian War Graves Photographic Archive . They may be interested in what you have, since they are always looking for volunteers to provide them with photographs of graves all over the world. The Grave Locations – Malta page shows that all the graves seem to have been photographed, but maybe they need updates or improvements. It’s up to you.

    – Philip Golan

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Great crop mate, well done..great history too..

  • Cheers Jason. Thanks a lot.

    – Philip Golan

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