"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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The Citizens' War Chest Fund collection box
[From: Sydney Mail, 28 July 1915, p. 7. ]
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War Chest Depot
[From: Sydney Mail, 28 July 1915, p. 7. ]
Helping our soldiers: Citizens' War Chest.
The Citizens War Chest Fund, though not one of the largest of the patriotic funds has perhaps the greatest number of contributors. It was started with the idea of collecting the smaller offerings of the wage-earners, and now there are few factories, shops, or offices in New South Wales where the little War Chest is not a familiar sight.
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Australian Service Personnel, Photograph Albums, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Album Contents Topic: AAC-Photo Albums
Australian Service Personnel
2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Album Contents
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mackay STODART
The 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Album contains the photographs of nearly all the men who were listed as having embarked for service as part of the 1st Contingent, AIF. The album primarily includes portraits of men from "A", "B" and "C" Squadrons with a few from the Headquarters Section but none from the Machine Gun Section.
The 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, was allotted to the 1st Light Horse Brigade (1st LH Bde). The Regiment was raised in Queensland with men from that state and northern New South Wales. As soon as possible after the commencement of the Great War, recruiting began 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.
* The original images appeared in The Queenslander, and more specifically were obtained from microfilm slides. Consequently the photographs tend to be blurry and grainy and some barely able to present an image. That can't be helped but the images are presented as best as possible.
* The photographs are listed in order as they appeared in the pages of The Queenslander. Each page is produced at the beginning of a section allowing the reader to examine the photograph in situ as well as reference the individual.
* The presentation of each entry is as follows:
All men - listed with their rank on embarkation, their first names if known or if unknown, the initials followed by the family name which is capitalised. Each name is linked to the photograph entry in the album.
Officers - Since they were not issued with a Service Number, they have been listed by rank.
Other Ranks - Listed with their first issued Service Number, if given.
An alphabetical listing of Family Names follows the page listings.
* The photographs of nine unidentified men are listed. The reason for lack of identification comes from the obliteration of the name on the specific page. This is due to the lack of clarity in the original printed version.
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