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

Description
Black and white photograph of 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles soldier removing leaves and debris from the surrounds of the gravestone of Colonel Tom Price founder of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in Melbourne General Cemetery.
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Object Registration
3637
Keywords
price colonel tom, victorian mounted rifles
Historical information
Colonel Tom Price, following a distinguished military career in India, was tasked with raising Victoria's military forces in 1885. The mounted arm was the Victorian Mounted Rifles. Contingents of the VMR served in the South African War 1899-1902. Following Federation, the companies of the VMR became Australian Light Horse regiments. For a number of years the 8/13 Victorian Mounted Rifles visited the site of the grave to clean it.
Significance
Example of service to the memory of the founder of the regiment.
Last updated
13 Jul 2020 at 5:46PM