Anzac service pays tribute to horsemen
THIS year’s Anzac Day dawn service paid special tribute to the 1917 battle of Beersheba.
Many western Queenslanders, well-known for their horse skills, fought at Beersheba in Israel as part of a Light Horse regiment.
Charleville State High School’s Jenny Le, Year 10, presented a speech about the battle at the dawn service.
She touched on the mission itself and what it represents for Australians today.
RSL sub-branch president George Donohue, who served in Vietnam from 1967–68, said Anzac Day was a time for remembrance of service alongside mates.
Charleville’s Anzac Day dawn service drew more than 300 people.
RSL club president Greg Field said support of Anzac Day continued to grow throughout the country because of its modern-day relevance, with Australian soldiers currently serving in military conflicts.
“Many people have a relationship with someone
Many people (know) someone who has served.
— Greg Field, RSL club president
who has served,” Mr Field said.
The dawn service finished
with some live music to commemorate Australian wartime heroes.
LEST WE FORGET: The catafalque party at the Charleville Anzac Day service on Tuesday.