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
483 Private James Albert BEYERS
Studio portrait of 483 Private (Pte) James Albert Beyers, 2nd Light Horse Regiment. A butcher, of Mount Morgan, Queensland, he enlisted on 27 August 1914 and embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Star of England on 24 September 1914 for Alexandria, Egypt. His unit moved to the Dardanelles on 9 May 1915. Pte Beyers was killed in action at Monash Gully, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 28 May 1915. He was aged 24 years.