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Newspaper Article

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Description
Newspaper Article
Size
A3
Object Registration
953
Keywords
sandy horse ww1 william bridges
Historical information
Sandy was the only horse repatriated back to Australia from WW1. Australia sent 136,000 horses to the front. It was estimated that 8 million horses in total were killed.
Sandy belonged to Major General Sir William Bridges who was fatally shot at Gallipoli. His dying wish was for his horse to be returned home.
When Made
November 7 2015
Significance
Only Dead Soldier to be returned to Australia from WW1. Only horse to be returned to Australia.
Last updated
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