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From the Collection of 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection Building 129 Carlisle Drive North Bandiana Vic

Black and white photograph of two officers of the 8th Light Horse, Lieutenants L. Wildsmith of Tallangatta and A. McGeogh of Wodonga. Photo appeared in Border Morning Mail 10 March 1939.
165mm x 120mm
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The 8th Light Horse (Indi) Regiment superseded the 16th Light Horse in 1919. It had its headquarters at Benalla with sub-units throughout the Upper Murray and Northeast Victoria. In December 1941, the regiment converted from horse to mechanised, initially as 8th Reconnaissance Battalion then in July 1942 it became 8th Cavalry Regiment and served in Northern Territory. As Japanese threat to the mainland declined the regiment was disbanded.
Citizen soldiers immediately prior to World War Two.
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5 Mar 2019 at 11:50AM