During the Great War, the 2nd LHR saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, the Sinai Peninsula, Palestine and Jordan. It returned to Australia in March 1919.
For full details of the 2nd LHR, see: 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF
The photographs on this page are extracted from The Queenslander, 26 September 1914, 3 October 1914, 10 October 1914, and 17 October 1914.
Finding service information. See: Navigating the National Archives Service File
Should any further details be sought, see Australian Light Horse Studies Centre
Captain George William MACARTNEY, a 27 year old Doctor from Grafton, New South Wales. He enlisted in the AIF on 25 August 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Headquarters which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A15 Star of England 24 September 1914. MACARTNEY subsequently was Wounded in Action, 6 June 1915. During the Great War MACARTNEY Returned to Australia, 19 October 1918. MACARTNEY was Mentioned in Despatches twice.
The Queenslander, 26 September 1914, p. 23.
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