Historical information

The 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF was raised at Broadmeadows Victoria in September 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander White and formed part of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. The regiment served at Gallipoli where in a courageous but ill-fated charge at the Nek on 7 August 1915 it suffered horrendous casualties including Lieutenant Colonel White.

Physical description

Faded black and white photograph of 8th Light Horse soldier observing from sandbag trench at Gallipoli, 1915. Photo is glued to fluted plastic backing.