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Re: 7th Light Horse Badge

From: diggerdave
Date: 9/5/2001
Time: 1:31:23 PM
Remote Name: 203.29.195.187

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The 7th Light Horse Regiment was part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade, with the regiment's HQ, A and B Squadrons sailing from Sydney 20th December 1914 aboard transport A33 Ayrshire and C Squadron and the Machine Gun Section sailing the day before from Sydney (19th December 1914) aboard transport A31 Ajana. Lieut-Colonel John McLean Arnott (as in ARNOTT biscuits) was O.C. A Squadron was commanded by Major Edward Windeyer, a South African Boer War veteran. The colour patch you have is that of the Light Horse Divisional Army Service Corps. The bronze A signifies that the trooper had served at Gallipoli. Did the badges belong to a forebear? Where did he originally come from? I have details on all of the Hunter Valley men who enlisted in the Australian Light Horse and Camel Corps which will form the basis of a publication, Horsemen of the Valley, which I am putting out towards the end of 2002. Hope this further information is of use to you.


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