Category Archives: Australian Light Horse

Illegitimate Bill

Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry is the story of an almost legendary horse ridden in Australian Light Horse campaigns in WWI, who my wife and I politely refer to as “Illegitimate Bill”. I first heard about Bill in a … Continue reading

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Beersheba, by Paul Daley

On 31st October 1917, the Australian Light Horse played a significant role in the capture of Beersheba from Turkish Ottoman control. Paul Daley looks at a variety of views of the Beersheba battle and the Light Horse charge in his … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cobber God Bless You, by John Hamilton

“Goodbye Cobber, God bless you”, are the last recorded words of Trooper Harold Rush prior to him being sent to an inevitable death in the battle of the Nek. That battle occurred 100 years (and a few days) ago and … Continue reading

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