"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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Monday, 25 October 2004
19th/17th ALH, 19th/17th Australian Light Horse, 17th Australian (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Machine Gun Regiment, Training Camp Film Topic: Militia - LHV - 19/17
19th/17th Australian Light Horse
17th Australian (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Machine Gun Regiment, Training Camp Film
Machine Gun Training
Cross country riding
Feeding the horses
Inspecting the horse lines
The photographs on this page are extracted from the colour footage taken of a troop from the 17th Australian (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Machine Gun Regiment in Australia during Easter Camp, sometime in the late 1930's. While filmed in the late 30's, the activities are timeless.
The clip details the day to day routine that was part of the life of a serving Light Horseman. Daily duties included "Stables" where the horse lines were mucked out, the horses groomed, fed and watered. This was a twice a day ritual. Part of this is captured in the latter part of the film footage. Other items include machine gun firing practice, cross country route marching, having lunch after feeding the horses, horseback wrestling and lines inspection.
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8866 Private Leonard Henry ALLEN, a 24 year old Dentist from Sth Yarra, Victoria. He enlisted on 20 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
8874 Private William Emslie BOWMAN, a 27 year old Butcher from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
8867 Private Abraham GOLDENBERG, a 27 year old Photographer from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 16 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 31 June 1919.
8868 Private Harold Walter HORNBY, a 20 year old Druggist from Carlton, Victoria. He enlisted on 6 July 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 15 May 1917.
8870 Private Egbert JONES, a 22 year old Farmer from Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 13 July 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
8871 Private Alfred Edward KENNARD, a 28 year old Clerk from East Prahran, Victoria. He enlisted on 28 July 1915; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
8872 Private Reginald Frederick Corbett SOUTHAM, a 19 year old Warehouse man from Armadale, Victoria. He enlisted on 4 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
8873 Private Frank Bernard Martin WOODNUTT, a 19 year old Farmer from State Bank Melbourne, Victoria. He enlisted on 15 July 1915; and subsequently Died of Wounds, 6 February 1918.
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