The charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba on the afternoon of 31 October 1917 was a bold attack. Desperate to take the town that day the order was given for the Light Horse to attack the defences at speed. With 800 men of the 4th and 12th Light Horse regiments charging as cavalry across open desert the defending Turks had no time to adjust rifle sights and fire went over the heads of the horsemen. Within minutes horses were leaping over the trenches.
Such was the speed of the
attack Turkish demolition teams were unable to destroy the towns
wells and other key buildings.
The charge delivered Beersheba and opened the door for the capture of Jerusalem. For the men of the Light Horse the prize was water for their Walers.
Beautiful reproductions of Ron & Jennifer Marshalls paintings
commemorating the Beersheba charge surrounding the Light Horse colour
patches centrally. Quality rubber backed 890mm x250mm bar runner.
This commemorative medallion remembers the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba on 31 October 1917. Minted in the Centenary of the Great War it honours the 800 men of the 4th and 12th Light Horse regiments who charged as cavalry across open desert to capture the Turkish stronghold. Only 500 to be released.
48mm antique medallion with imagery from the Light Horseman painting by Ron Marshall commemorating the charge at Beersheba with the unit colour patches enamel filled.
Stunning reproduction of paintings of the Beersheba charge with the Light Horse colour patches. Quality neoprene drink cooler for the bar or picnic basket.
Military Equestrian artists Ron and Jennifer Marshall are famous for the authenticity and accuracy of their paintings of the Australian Light Horse. We are proud to offer these fine artworks as high quality Giclee Limited Edition canvas prints or quality paper prints ready to frame.
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Trooper Jones proudly represents the unique uniform of the ALH, including
an actual emu plume affixed to his slouch hat, the 1903 pattern leather
leggings, riding breeches and the 1903 pattern ammunition bandolier.
The first ALH regiments were formed in August of 1914 and by wars
end some 32,000 men had served in fifteen ALH regiments raised for overseas
service. Trooper Jones is limited to 10,000 bears.
The battle of Romani took place between 3 and 5 August 1916 some 35 kilometres east of the vital Suez Canal, amidst the towering sand dunes of the Sinai Desert. Turkish forces attacked the British position at Wellington Ridge in the small hours of 4 August. Only Australia's 1st Light Horse was in position to meet the attack and although pushed back, they held the advance until reinforcements from the 2nd Light Horse joined the fight. During the day fresh troops from the 3rd Light Horse and the New Zealand and 5th Mounted Brigades joined the fight. The successful defence of Romani was a turning point in the war in the Sinai. It ended the Turkish threat to the Suez Canal and marked the beginning of the British forces' drive out of Egypt and into Palestine. Of around 1,100 'British' casualties most were from the ANZAC mounted divisions. Presented in an attractive leatherette box, it includes a certificate of authenticity and Sands of Gallipoli presentation. Only 1,000 units will be released.
In May 1915 members of the Australian Light Horse and New Zealand Mounted Rifles, after leaving their horses in Egypt, began to arrive at Gallipoli to replace casualties among the infantry. They were to fight dismounted throughout the campaign. Like the infantry, they garrisoned in the trenches and fought in many actions - the most tragic and famous for the Australians being the charge at the Nek on 7 August where they suffered nearly 400 casualties. On the night of 6/7 August the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, supplemented with soldiers from the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion, 'opened the door' for the August offensive by capturing Turkish posts in the foothills north of ANZAC in a series of attacks described as an unsurpassed 'magnificent feat of arms'. By the end of the month this 2400 strong brigade had been reduced to only 365 men. Includes a certificate of authenticity and a vial of Sands of Gallipoli. Only 5000 sets of this stunning medallion will be released.