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  • Sunday Oct 15 6pm Choral Evensong Christ Church South Yarra (Cnr Toorak and Punt Rds) to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. Featuring the acclaimed Christ Church Choir.  This is the church where Gen Sir Harry Chauvel was a church warden for 25 years.  For more info Tel 03 98664434 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Tuesday October 31.  Shrine of Remembrance forecourt.  Wreath laying service at 11am.  Light Horse procession of horses and riders in Light Horse uniform.
  • From October 20.  Shrine of Remembrance.  Special Exhibition.  Light Horse - Myths and Reality of Australians in the Middle East 1916-1918.
  • November 11, 2017 Laying up of the 4th Light Horse Guidon at the Shrine of Remembrance
  • Light Horse and Field Artillery Museum - Nar Nar Goon - A lifetime's work by Bernie Dingle has been closed down due to OH&S issues.  He needs assistance to make this valuable contribution to the Lighthorse viable once again.  
  • Saturday Nov 18 Camberwell RSL, Pompey Elliott Memorial Hall, 403 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell 8.30am-5.15pm.  "Busting Beersheba: Australians in the Campaign to defeat the Ottoman Empire."  One day conference.  Keynote speaker - David W Cameron - Author of 'The Charge: The Australian Light Horse victory at Beersheba'.  Organised by Military History and Heritage Vic Inc. Register at
  • Strathmerton, Oct 28 3-6pm Strathmerton Football Ground.  Celebration of the centenary of the Light Horse Charge at Beersheba in the home town of Lt Col Murray Bouchier who led the 4th regiment into the charge.  Well-known horseman Wayne Hinchliffe will lead the re-enactment of the charge, complete with uniforms and weapons.  There will be traditional music, stories and poems from the era to remember the brave soldiers and horses and the heroic achievements of Lt Col Murray Bourchier.  Golden guitar winner, Travis Sinclair will perform his own and Ted Egan's compositions telling the story of the Great War.  The Numurkah Town Band will also play music from the era.  Cost: $30 per adult, $5 child.
  • October 31, 12.30pm.  A commemoration service with wreath laying will be held at the Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park Sydney. Enquiries Greg Whitehead 0411 852 367.  Special guest speaker: Allan Sparkes, who is one of Australia's most decorated citizens whose grandfather served as a Light Horse scout.  Theme: "Against all odds, faith and courage of the Light Horsemen in WW1." Sponsored by the Australian Christian Nation Assn.
  • The Jewish museum in Sydney is hosting an exhibition in 2017 for the Light horse - opening April.
  • October 31-Nov 4 2017 Memorial ride from Tabulam to Copmanhurst.  Intended riders contact Ted Brown 0447 473 143. Registration is essential.  Tues Oct 31 Memorial service at Tabulam. Nov 1 Ride to Broadwater.  Nov 2 Ride to Hassens Creek. Nov 3 Ride to Copmanhurst. It is not necesary to do all 3 legs. Gen Harry Chauvel came from Tabulam and the first Light Horse troops were formed there by Charles Chauvel - Harry's father. The ride travels through some of the training ground for the troops.
  • Sept 29 2017 - Feb 11 2018. Horse Power - Light Horse in Palestine - to Beersheba and beyond.  Special exhibition New England Regional Art Musuem, Kentucky St Armidale.  Official opening 6pm Friday Sept 29, Exhibition tour Oct 7 10.30am
  • Oct 31 7pm Commemoration Ceremony A Squadron 12/16 Hunter River Lancers (open to public) Gaza Training Dept, Allingham St Armidale
  • Sat Nov 4 12pm 12/16 Hunter Rover Lancers Church Service St Peter's Cathedral, 122 Rusden St Armidale, Free public lecture 2pm by UNE Archivist Bill Oates "The Road to Beerheba and Damascus". UNE and Regional Archive, CB Neling Campus, Kentucky St Armidale.  Enquiries Doug Lennox Mob 0413 492 572 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


A commemorative service will take place at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra, commencing at 2.45pm on October 31 2017.  The service is open to the public.  

Following the service, the Guidons and Standards of the units of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps will be present at the Australian War Memorial for the Lat Post Ceremony, commencing at 4.55pm which will feature the memory of Seargeant Colin Brodie Bull, from the 12th Australian Light Horse who died at Beersheba aged 21.  



    16th September 2017 - 23rd September 2017

  • An excellent report on this event can be found at

  • For futher information please contact Jed Miller (Brisbane) on mob 0417 195 853 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • October 31 4.30 - 9pm Mabel Park High School, Paradise Road, Slacks Creek, Brisbane.  Light of the World Festival - A family friendly alternative to Halloween.  This year's focus is the Charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba.  This event attracts thousands of people.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel Shirley 0422 273 818
  • SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 2017 Brisbane. To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry Historical Troop) will hold a mounted Freedom of Entry March at 10 am along Adelaide St, Brisbane City, featuring the largest procession of armoured vehicles ever seen in Brisbane. More than 60 vehicles, including the M1A1 Main Battle Tank, Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and M113 AS4 Personnel Carriers will roll down Adelaide Street before being inspected outside King George Square. Following the March, RSL Queensland and the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) will hold a Fun Day from 11am-3pm at South Bank Parklands, Sth Bank Piazza & Northern Little Stanley St lawns. Families will be able to get up close to the armoured vehicles from the parade and talk to Light Horse soldiers about them, as well as step back to WWI with horses and riders from the Queensland Mounted Infantry Historical Troop.  There’ll be rock and Big Band music from the 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery Band plus an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, hashtag photo booth, and plenty of other fun activities.


  • October 31 4.30pm Hobart Cenotaph. Commemorative Service followed at 5.30pm by a family-friendly evening of displays to remember the sacrifice of the men and horses.  Skill-at-arms, Military vehicles, WW1 Nurses.  At 7.30pm there will be a public screening of 'The Lighthorsemen' movie.  Organised by the Tasmanian Light Horse Inc with the support of the Hon Guy Barnett MP, Hobart City Council and the RSL.
  • Westbury Oct 31 11am Westbury Anglican Cemetery. Graveside commemorations for the Westbury 3rd Light Horsemen (Edward [Ted] Badcock, Norman Harvey and John [Jack] Viney) buried there.  12.30pm Westbury cenotaph, Commemorative Service and unveiling of a Light Horse silhouette by the children of Westbury Primary school to commemorate the 3 local Light Horsement.  A Light luncheon will be served at Westbury RSL clubrooms from 1pm.  No formal RSPV needed.  


Sunday 29 October 2 pm Commemorative service at the Australian Light Horse Memorial Adelaide. Proposed local activity mounted parade by 3/9 Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) with Light Horse re-enactment. 

Sunday Oct 29 10am-4pm Exhibition at the Military vehicle Musuem, Edingurgh Parks.

Tuesday Oct 31 War Horse Memorial Guard.  Proposed event similar to ANZAC DAy 


  • In 2016 the Australian Light Horse "Association Cup" is on the 28th-30th October at the Perth Royal showgrounds, Claremont, WA. This is to recreate the December 1914 10th Light horse regiment's march from Guilford to Claremont.
  • Further information: Harry Ball, Ph: 0438 096 829, Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Suggestions for Beersheba 100 Celebrations - Australia

We are hoping to see many celebrations all around Australia and New Zealand on this day, including:

  • Light Horse parades through towns and cities
  • a live webcast of the events in Israel (e.g. Martin Place, Federation Square)
  • screenings of Light Horse movies
  • special exhibitions
  • media articles
  • smaller events organised by our recruits in various places

australiaWe want to see the nation rejoice in the victories, and embrace courage, mateship, perseverance and sacrifice as honourable values to which our people can aspire. Our heroes need to be people who have accomplished something of value and honour.

It is also hoped that by teaching the history of the Partition plan (see History tab) that people will gain a greater understanding of the Middle East region and be willing to be ambassadors for truth.


  1. New Zealand WW1 recruitment poster - web Google Kia Ora Cooee Comrades. "The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection" Australian War Memorial ART94747.