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
356 Private Sydney George MASTERS
Studio portrait of 356 Corporal (Cpl) Sidney George Masters, B Squadron, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, of Allora, Qld. Prior to enlistment on 21 August 1914, Cpl Masters served with the 3rd (Darling Downs) Light Horse Regiment, Citizens Military Forces. He embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Star of England on 24 September 1914 and served at the Gallipoli Peninsula before being invalided home suffering from trench fever. After two months recuperation he returned to duty and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Karroo with the 17th Reinforcements, 2nd Light Horse, on 5 May 1916. Cpl Masters was killed in action on 14 July 1918 at 'The Bluff' Abu Tellul, Palestine.