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Location Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquaries Road, Sydney, City of Sydney - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial

A cast bronze wall plate depicting an Australian Light Horse Trooper with three horses, commemorates approximately 140,000 horses (only one of which was allowed back into Australia) that served in the Desert Campaign in World War One.

Built Bonar Dunlop
Opened 25 April 1950 by Lady Chauvel Whose Husband General Sir Harry Chauvel G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Commanded The Desert Mounted Corps


Plaque :
This Memorial Was Unveiled On ANZAC Day, April 25, 1950, By Lady Chauvel Whose Husband General Sir Harry Chauvel G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Commanded The Desert Mounted Corps

Plaque :

This Plaque Was Unveiled By His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MC Governor-General Of The Commonwealth Of Australia
On Sunday 4 July 2004

To Mark The 90th Anniversary Of The First Australian Imperial Force And The Australian Light Horse Serving In World War I

In The Presence Of Participating Serving And Former Members Of The 7th Annual Reserve Forces Day Parade In College And Macquarie Streets Sydney.
Frank Morgan A Former Sergeant Of The 6th Australian Light Horse,
A Mounted Militia Regiment Representing The Light Horse Units - WWI
United Kingdom Yeomanry Including Major General The Duke Of Westminster KG OBE TD DL Assistant Chief Of Defence Staff Reserves And Cadets United Kingdom (Former Yeomanry Commanding Officer)
Members Of Cavalry, Armoured And Transport Units From New Zealand, Canada, The United States, France And The Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) 96 Horses And Riders, Historic Armoured And Transport Vehicles, Reserve Units And Unit Association.
The Reserve Forces Day Council Was Formed To Recognise, On The 1st July Each Year, The Value Of Reserve Service To The Nation And To Thank Employers And Partners For Their Support.

Left Side Inscription
Erected By Members Of The Desert Mounted Corps And Friends To The Gallant Horses Who Carried Them Over Sinai Desert Into Palestine

1915 - 1918

Right Side Inscription
They Suffered Wounds Thirst, Hunger And Weariness Almost Beyond Endurance But Never Failed.

They Did Not Come Home

We Will Never Forget Them



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