Statue hon­our

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

The brav­ery of the 10th Light Horse Reg­i­ment dur­ing the dev­as­tat­ing charge at Gal­lipoli’s Bat­tle of the Nek will be im­mor­talised with a com­mem­o­ra­tive statue at Stir­ling Square in Guild­ford.

THE 10th Light Horse’s dev­as­tat­ing charge at Gal­lipoli’s Bat­tle of the Nek was com­mem­o­rated on Sun­day with me­mo­rial troops and mil­i­tary per­son­nel pay­ing homage at the Belle­vue RSL.

The Nek was a vi­tal po­si­tion on the An­zac front­line and the bat­tle that dec­i­mated the 3rd, 8th and 10th Light Horse Reg­i­ments (LHR) took place on Au­gust 7, 1915.

Ma­jor Duane Nurse, who is the Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing A-Squadron 10th Light Horse said the 8th Light Horse Reg­i­ment was com­pletely wiped out in the first two waves of the at­tack.

“A com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of the 10th LHR, Lieu­tenant Colonel Noel Mur­ray Brazier, ap­pealed to stop the charge and protested the at­tack but he was over­ruled and told to push on,” he said.

“So the third wave charged to its death and half of the fourth wave as well.”

The brav­ery of the 10th LHR is set to be im­mor­talised with a com­mem­o­ra­tive statue at Stir­ling Square in Guild­ford.

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