Warhorses and men hon­oured

Kyabram Free Press - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

A CROWD gath­ered last week to com­mem­o­rate 100 years since the charge of the Aus­tralian Light Horse Brigade.

The Kyabram ceme­tery was the scene for a horse­back charge along the high­way and a me­mo­rial ser­vice hon­our­ing the men and warhorses who fought for our coun­try.

Wreaths were laid at the Lone Pine Me­mo­rial and speak­ers shared the story of the con­struc­tion of Kyabram’s Lone Pine site.

Clive Toms re­cited a chap­ter on the light horse­men from a book given to him by the late Gary Ma­jor, fol­low­ing on from RSL sub-branch pres­i­dent Graeme James who re­cited a poem by Gra­ham Watt.

For­mer Sal­va­tion Army cap­tain Eric San­ders in­vited guests to join the Lord’s Prayer and MC Brian Sul­li­van of the Kyabram Ceme­tery Trust wrapped up the evening.

Guests then en­joyed a free bar­be­cue from the Hen­ley Friends and caught up for a chat.

Claire Mur­phy lays a wreath to re­mem­ber the ef­forts of the Light Horse Brigade.

Kyabram RSL mem­bers lay a wreath.

Kyabram's very own Light Horse Brigade lead­ing a charge.

The Lone Pine Me­mo­rial fea­tur­ing the names of 94 ser­vice­men from around the dis­trict.

Kyabram RSL pres­i­dent Graeme James (left), Clive Toms and Kyabram Ceme­tery Trust's Brian Sul­li­van.

A trib­ute to the Light Horse Brigade com­plete with a Fur­phy wa­ter cart.

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