Central and North Burnett Times - - OVER 50S - PHOTO: JOHN OX­LEY LI­BRARY

LOOK­ING BACK: Be­fore Fed­er­a­tion, men from the Biggen­den area formed part of the Queens­land In­fantry. Af­ter Fed­er­a­tion in 1901, the In­fantry (pic­tured above) was ab­sorbed into the 15th Light Horse Reg­i­ment. This was changed to the 1st Lighthorse Reg­i­ment in 1912 and saw ser­vice in World War 1. In World War 2 they again saw ser­vice but as the 5th Light Horse Reg­i­ment. In Fe­bru­ary 1939, the Biggen­den Troop was brought into ex­is­tence. Mem­bers were is­sued with uni­forms and sad­dlery and each were re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing a horse for which the army paid for its hire.

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