Australian Light Horsemen "Charge at Beersheba" 100th Anniversary Plaque, Murwillumbah

Australian Light Horsemen Charge at Beersheba 100th anniversary plaque
Description

The memorial is a bronze plaque located in Remembrance Place, Murwillumbah. In the top left-hand corner is a Light Horseman mounted on his horse and in the top right-hand corner is the emblem of the National Servicemen's Association 1951-1972.

The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Tom Harwood on 11 November 2017, and dedicated by Reverend Graeme Hodgkinson. 

The plaque is the result of co-operation between the Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen's Association and the Murwillumbah RSL Sub Branch. It was created with the assistance of the Department of Veterans' Affairs "Saluting Their Service" Commemorative Grants Program.

Remembrance Place is the setting for Anzac Day and other commemorative services.

Materials
  • Bronze
Inscription

SALUTE to the AUSTRALIAN
LIGHT HORSEMEN

The 100 year Anniversary
of the
"Charge at Beersheba"
by the
Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade
commanding
800 Light Horsemen of the 4th (Vic) and 12th (NSW) Light Horse Regiments
with 11th LH Regt (Qld & SA) in Reserve
31st October 1917
during the Palestine
Sinai Desert Campaign in WW1

Unveiled by Colonel Tom Harwood AM. RFD.
Dedicated by Reverend Graeme Hodgkinson Th Schol
11th November 2017

The Tweed Valley - Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen's
Association of Australia NSW Branch Inc.,
Acknowledge
The Department of Veterans Affairs "Saluting Their Service" Commemorative
Grants Program
and
Murwillumbah RSL Sub Branch

Address
Remembrance Place
6 Tumbulgum Street
Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Local Government Area
  • Tweed Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established date
2017
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
2017-11-11
Dedication date
11 November 2017
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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