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 William Ernest MARKWELL, a 25 year old Grazier from Kargorum, Beaudesert, Queensland. He enlisted in the AIF on 21 August 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, "A" Squadron which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A15 Star of England 24 September 1914. During the Great War MARKWELL was Killed in Action, 31 October 1917, at Beersheba, Palestine. MARKWELL was awarded the DSO, and Mentioned in Despatches.
The Queenslander, 26 September 1914, p. 23.