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backReference #: 006656 Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, popularly known as the Light Horse Memorial

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Reference Number:006656
Event/Occasion:
Title/Caption: Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra, popularly known as the Light Horse Memorial
Photographer :Pedersen, Bill
Date taken:1983
Location:
Suburb: Campbell
State: ACT
People featured:
Relation: Is part of the Department of Capital Territory
Keywords: memorials, monuments and memorials, sculptures
Comments:More commonly known as the Light Horse Memorial, this memorial commemorates the men of the Australian Light Horse Brigade as well as the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, the Imperial Camel Corps and the Australian Flying Corps who lost their lives in Egypt, Palestine and Syria between 1916 and 1918. The memorial is a free-standing cast bronze figurative group on a granite base. It is a duplicate of the replica in Albany, Western Australia, of the memorial destroyed at Port Said in 1956. The original memorial was designed by C. Web Gilbert and completed after Gilbert's death by Sir Betram Mackenna. This duplicate was commissioned by the NCDC in 1966 of sculptor Ray Ewers. It was installed in 1967. The War Memorials in Australia website has more information on this memorial http://www.skp.com.au/memorials/pages/00006.htm