Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

AS the An­zac com­mem­o­ra­tions draw to a close, we seem to have forgotten a sol­dier.

To leave be­hind the Aus­tralian war horses be­cause they were con­sid­ered only as equip­ment was a most shame­ful act per­pe­trated by an Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment and the mil­i­tary of the time.

The loy­alty that th­ese crea­tures showed their fel­low sol­dier would have no par­al­lel and how any­one could make such a dis­hon­ourable de­ci­sion to leave a mate be­hind as­tounds me.

I un­der­stand why the sol­diers killed their horses rather than leave them to an un­cer­tain fate but this did not have to hap­pen.

I hope that we in Australia will al­ways re­mem­ber that if we send a sol­dier to war, we bring that sol­dier home.

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