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
Captain Gilbert BIRKBECK, a 38 year old Public servant from Savannah PO Mackay, Queensland. He enlisted in the AIF on 20 August 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, "C" Squadron which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A15 Star of England 24 September 1914. BIRKBECK subsequently was Wounded in Action, 15 May 1915, and again Wounded in Action, 29 June 1915. After the Great War BIRKBECK Returned to Australia, 13 March 1919. BIRKBECK was awarded the DSO, and Mentioned in Despatches twice.
The Queenslander, 26 September 1914, p. 23.