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
Lieutenant Michael SHANAHAN, a 44 year old Carpenter from Roma, Queensland. He enlisted in the AIF on 20 August 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, "B" Squadron which embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on board HMAT A15 Star of England 24 September 1914. SHANAHAN subsequently was Wounded in Action, 4 August 1916 at Romani which led to his leg being amputated. During the Great War SHANAHAN Returned to Australia, 17 January 1917. SHANAHAN was awarded the DSO, and Mentioned in Despatches.
The Queenslander, 26 September 1914, p. 23.