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Location Clarence Street, Tabulam, Kyogle - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Large Natural Rock with brass circular plaque

Built Father John Casey (Designer)
Opened 5 October 1985
Inscription

This memorial was erected to commemorate the formation of the Upper Clarence Light Horse. The forerunner of the Light Horse on the northern rivers. It was formed in October, 1885 by C. H. E. Chauvel of Tabulam Station.

No 1 Troop was at Tabulam
O. C. was C. H. E. Chauvel who commanded both troops
No 2 Troop, the Border, had as O.C. Captain J.S. Smith and as 2nd. Lieut. H. G. Chauvel later Sir Harry Chauvel

In 1887 Casino replaced the Border Troop and became No. 2 Troop U.C.L.H.

In 1888 No. 1 Troop changed to mounted infantry.

In 1888 No 2 Troop was renamed the Richmond River Light Horse

In 1905 after Federation, the units of the N.S.W. Lancer Regt. reverted to Light Horse.

This unit became the 5th Light Horse Regt. (New South Wales Mounted Rifles.)

In 1907 the unit was titled the Northern Rivers Lancers. In 1918 the Regt. was renumbered the 15th Light Horse Regt.

To perpetuate the 15th. Light Horse of the Desert Mounted Corps the Regt. was de-horsed in 1941 and became the 15th. Motor Regt. A.I.F. 1st Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division. It was disbanded in 1944

The unit was reformed in 1948 as "A"Squadron 15th. Amphibian Assault Regt. (Northern Rivers Lancers)

In 1956 the unit disbanded and the number was linked with the 1st. Royal New South Wales Lancers and became the 1/15th.

This plaque was unveiled on the 5th. October, 1985 by Mrs. Elyne Mitchell daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel

Erected by West Of The Range Historical Society and the 15th. Light Horse Motor Regt. Association

Condition

Good

Names

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CHAUVEL, Henry George

Service number OFFICER
General
Born 16 Apr 1865

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