Guidon of Royal NSW Lancers

Description

Guidon accompanied by a brass plaque with embossed lettering. The memorial was established on 2 April 1928.

A guidon is an heraldic banner carried by cavalry regiments, the equivalent of the colours borne by regiments of line infantry. Until about a century ago, guidons and colours were taken into battle as the distinguishing symbols and rallying points for fighting units.

Inscription

The guidon of the Royal New South Wales Lancers was consecrated and presented to the 1st Light Horse Regiment (New South Wales Lancers) on 2nd April, 1928. It was laid up in this church on 2nd March, 1958. This tablet was unveiled by his Excellency the Governor of New South Wales LT-GEN SIR Eric Woodward, K.C.M.G., C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. Honorary colonel of the regiment on 1st. March, 1959.

Address
St Johns Anglican Cathedral Church
195 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Local Government Area
  • Parramatta Council, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
1928
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1959-03-01
Dedication date
01 March 1959
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18

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