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.

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

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riders of the austrian light horse brigade, in gaza palestine 1918

Australian Light Horse Trooper Our Famous Lighthorse Boys. http://www.booksonwaraustralia.com

Australian Light Horse Trooper Our Famous Lighthorse Boys. http://www.booksonwaraustralia.com

Australian Light Horse, Beersheeba,1917

Mounted Allied soldiers escorting German POWs in Jerusalem,

The Capture of Be'er Sheva by the Australian Light Horsemen in 1917 -- Arguably the Most Important Battle of WWI in Palestine | Picture a Day

The Capture of Be'er Sheva by the Australian Light Horsemen in 1917 -- Arguably the Most Important Battle of WWI in Palestine

9th Australian Light Horse 1918, Palestine

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

Soldiers of the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment behind the front line barricades at Nalin during the war against the Ottoman Empire, Palestine, 17th January, 1918 (colour Paget plate) by Frank Hurley, (1885-1962)

Soldiers of the Australian Light Horse Regiment behind the front line barricades at Nalin during the war against the Ottoman Empire, Palestine, January, 1918 (colour Paget plate) by Frank Hurley,

Mounted Infantry, required to perform only the duties pertaining to infantry who are temporarily provided with increased means of mobility. Light Horse units used horse-holders to enhance mobility, in order to engage the enemy, the lighthorsemen would dismount, handing their reins to one of their number who would move the horses out of the combat area. A trained horseholder could handle up to five extra horses.

NRL Rutherford Training Camp 1940 - Horse holder in action ( up to 5 horses) .

First World War 1914–18 | Australian War Memorial

Australian Light Horse Regiment machine-gunners in action at Khurbetha-Ibn-Harith, near Palestine, 31 December

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

NEAR BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE, 1914-1918 WAR. THE 3RD LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT AIF, WITH BETHLEHEM IN THE BACKGROUND. [P00109.003 | Australian War Memorial]

NEAR BETHLEHEM, PALESTINE, 1914-1918 WAR. THE 3RD LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT AIF, WITH BETHLEHEM IN THE BACKGROUND. [P00109.003 | Australian War Memorial]

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