By 1914, when Australia joined the war against Germany, there were 23 Light Horse regiments of militia volunteers. Many men from these units joined the Light Horse regiments of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).
Initially Australia promised four regiments of Light Horse, 2000 men, to fight in the British cause. By the end of the war, 16 regiments would be in action.
The Light Horse were seen as the “national arm of Australia’s defence” and young men, most from the country, flocked to join.
Framed and glass covered photo of a Regiment of the Australian Light Horse on the March in Jerusalem in Palestine
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"A Regiment of the Australian Light Horse on the March in Jerusalem in Palestine."