Australian Light Horse were mounted troops with characteristics of both cavalry and mounted infantry. They served during the Second Boer War and World War I. The Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917 made a successful cavalry charge.

Waler horse - The horses were called Walers because, although they came from all parts of Australia, they were originally sold through New South Wales. They were sturdy, hardy horses, able to travel long distances in hot weather with little water.

Squadrons of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade in formation on horseback at Gaza, February 1918 #WW1

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Squadrons of the Australian Light Horse Brigade in formation on horseback at Gaza, February 1918 -

A high view of the camp and horse lines of A Squadron, 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, in a valley near Jericho in Palestine.

A high view of the camp and horse lines of A Squadron, Australian Light Horse Regiment, in a valley near Jericho in Palestine.

Australian Light Horse Association

scrapironflotilla: “ Australians of the Anzac Mounted Division watering their horses at the foot of Mount Zion near Jerusalem, January ”

Australian Light Horse Men Entering Jerusalem by Frank Hurley

Australian Light Horsemen entering Jerusalem Pictures of the Great War by Frank Hurley

Australian Light Horse creating the impression of massed cavalry

Australian Light Horse creating the impression of massed cavalry

9th Australian Light Horse 1918, Palestine

Original horses of the Australian Light Horse Regiment and their dismounted handlers.

Australian Light Horse, Beersheeba,1917

Mounted Allied soldiers escorting German POWs in Jerusalem,

Once Upon a Time in War: Mounted troops of the 13th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Army, near Peronne/3rd September 1918.

Once Upon a Time in War: Mounted troops of the Light Horse Regiment, Australian Army, near September

Australian Light Horse

Waler horse - The horses were called Walers because, although they came from all parts of Australia, they were originally sold through New South Wales. They were sturdy, hardy horses, able to travel long distances in hot weather with little water.

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