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10th Light Horse Memorial

Public Art: 10th Light Horse Memorial

Sculptor: unknown

Description: The memorial to the 10th Light Horse Regiment features a granite obelisk with four bronze plagues inserted on each side.

Date Unveiled: Unveiled on the 13th of March 1921 by the Governor.

Location: Fraser Avenue, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

Inscription:

THE
GLORIOUS
DEAD.
10TH LIGHT HORSE
REGIMENT

10th LIGHT HORSE MEMORIAL
Erected
to Perpetuate the Memory Of
Lieut. Col. T.J. TODD, C.M.G., D.S.O.
And Officers,
Non-Commissioned Officers & Troopers
 of the
10th LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT
Who Fell In The Great War
1914 – 1919

Things You May Not Know About the 10th Light Horse Regiment:

The 10th Light Horse Regiment was the only horse regiment recruited in WA during WWI. The regiment joined the 3rd Light Horse Brigade in Egypt and continued to Gallipoli. Of the regiment, Lieutenant V.H. “Hu” Throssell was the only Light Horseman to be awarded the Victoria Cross during WWI. 

Sam Issacs‘ son was a member of the 10th Light Horse Regiment. Sam Issacs and Grace Bussell became heroes after rescuing passengers from the stricken vessel the S.S. Georgette off the coast of Redcliff, Margaret River. Sadly, in 1920 after Sam dropped his son off at the Busselton Train station he fell from his sulky on the way home and died. Sam’s son was heading to Perth to join the 10th Light Horse Regiment. A family of great Australian heroes.

 

 

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