Prior to embarkation, the first 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, produced a photographic record of the Regiment. Since there are no other official photographs existing of this Regiment, this has become the best reference for that unit. We have named photographs of various members. Not many, but they are in this booklet. Also the various sub-units have been photographed. While we are not able to name the men in the photographs, we do have a record of their anonymous images.
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic, 13 June 1915 and HMAT A44 Vestalia, 22 June 1915.
For a complete listing of the contents of the album, go to:
For information about the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment in general, go to:
The officer wearing war ribbons is Captain Harold McIntosh, who served with the 1st and 2nd Mounted Rifles in the Boer War. The other is Lieutenant Harold Baker, a well known Sydney athlete.
Major Harold McINTOSH
Major Harold McINTOSH, a 46 year old Grazier from Bathurst, New South Wales. He enlisted on 16 April 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 24 April 1917.
Lieutenant Harold William BAKER
Lieutenant Harold William BAKER, a 26 year old Physical culturist from Coogee, New South Wales. He enlisted on 15 October 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 28 January 1916.