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Re: 3rd Lighthorse Brigade

From: Bryn Dolan battalion@earthling.net
Date: 10/26/00
Time: 8:25:56 AM
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I checked the AWM nominal roll of WW1 AIF soldiers who served overseas at : http://www.awm.gov.au/database/133.asp and the National Archives site.

They list 3588, Mark William Foster, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, enlisted at Hobart, 19 May 1917, Returned to Australia 15 May 1919. Born Hobart, Tasmania. Next of Kin: Father; George Foster.

So he was in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, which was part of the 1st Light Horse Brigade (1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments).

If you can, get hold of the official history of the unit, which should be in the major state libraries as well as the AWM library:

Blackwell, Frank M. & Douglas, D.R. 'The Story of the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment'. Third Light Horse Regimental Club, Adelaide, 1950.

And the official history of the Light Horse during the war:

Gullett, H. 'The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918' Volume VII. 'The A.I.F. in Sinai and Palestine'. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1944. (and other publishing dates).


Bryn Dolan

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