Warhorses and men honoured

November 10, 2017

A tribute to the light horse brigade complete with a Furphy water cart.

Claire Murphy laying a wreath to remember the efforts of the light horse brigade.

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

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

Kyabram RSL members lay a wreath.

Kyabram's very own light horse brigade leading a charge.

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.

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