The 2nd (LHR) Light Horse Regiment, AIF, as part of the 1st Light Horse Brigade (1st LH Bde) was raised in Queensland in August 1914 as part of the 1st Australian contingent. The Regiment embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A15 Star of England
24 September 1914.
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
347 Private Cecil James MARSON
Outdoor group portrait titled the 'Mount Morgan Members 2nd Light Horse.' Identified are back row standing, left to right: 350 Private (Pte) Charles A Mowbray; 274 Sergeant (Sgt) Ernest William Crain; 394 Pte Walter Henry Thompson. Kneeling: 330 Pte Frederick Herbert Francis Hart; 390 Pte Thomas James Stacey; 348 Pte William George Moren (killed in action 29 June 1915); 322 Pte Percy Ussher Gooch. Seated: 23 Pte Parker Marson; 389 Trumpeter Stanley E Simmonds; 347 Pte Cecil James Marson (killed in action 7 August 1915).