Battle of Beersheba remembered

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Beersheba 101
st anniversary commemorations
Camera IconBeersheba 101 st anniversary commemorations Credit: GasgasLex Images -Lex Porebski

This year marks 101 years since the Battle of Beersheba, fought on October 31, 1917.

The battle involved 800 Australian Light Horsemen and was considered a crucial victory in World War I. The final phase of the battle was the famous mounted charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade.

Liz Hynes, 10th Light Horse Parade at the Beersheba 101
st anniversary commemorations
Camera IconLiz Hynes, 10th Light Horse Parade at the Beersheba 101 st anniversary commemorations Credit: GasgasLex Images -Lex Porebski

Returned Services League dignitaries and members of the community attended a memorial on Saturday for the 101st anniversary commemorations at the Desert Mounted Corp Memorial on Mt Clarence.

Dennis Wellington
Camera IconDennis Wellington Credit: Pictures: GasgasLex Images — Les Porebski

On November 8, school students from Albany and nearby areas will come together in a unique event to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Dawson Moore and Dennis Wellington
Camera IconDawson Moore and Dennis Wellington Credit: GasgasLex Images -Lex Porebski
Beersheba 101
st anniversary commemorations
Camera IconBeersheba 101 st anniversary commemorations Credit: GasgasLex Images -Lex Porebski

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