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Re: James Dawson McDonald

Date: 11/14/2001
Time: 8:21:40 PM
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4th Light Horse Regiment (Victoria) Formed Victoria August 1914 for 1st Division. Departed Melbourne 18 October 1914. B squadron sent to the Western Front in March 1916 and formed part of I Anzac Corps Mounted Regiment and later II Anzac Corps Mounted Regiment from 2 July 1916. D Squadron formed at Tel El Kebir, Egypt 11 March 1916 for service in France where it formed part of II Anzac Corps Mounted Regiment from 2 July 1916. B and D Squadrons, assigned to II Anzac Corps Mounted Regiment, wore its patch (see below). The main body of the regiment was attached to 1st Light Horse Brigade March 1916. It was redesignated 3rd Camel Regiment September 1916 but a shortage of camels prevented its transformation into a camel regiment. Resumed its old designation and brought up to strength again in February 1917 and assigned to the reformed 4th Light Horse Brigade.

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