The Light Horse Service
On 31 October, eleven Year 8 Dunlop students and Mrs. Shaw headed into the city to visit the Shrine of Remembrance. This day marked the 100-year anniversary of the 4th Light Horse’s charge into Beersheba. Their bravery was rewarded and Beersheba was captured by nightfall. As a result of the charge, the Allied Forces were able to capture Gaza the next week, which was a significant turning point in the war.
Unfortunately, there was a price to pay for this success. Thirty one men and seventy horses were killed in the charge and thirty six men were injured.
At the Shrine of Remembrance, Dunlop students gathered with other schools and members of the general public to remember and reflect on the heroic actions of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. During the service, members of the Creswick Lighthorse paraded on the Shrine forecourt.
We Dunlop students were lucky enough to meet these horses after the service concluded.
Ashley Holloway, Tiana Michael and Shehara Senanyake