Guildford Anzac service recognised role of horses in WWI

The Eastern Regional RSL Anzac Day service at Stirling Square in Guildford. Picture: David Baylis d453144
The Eastern Regional RSL Anzac Day service at Stirling Square in Guildford. Picture: David Baylis d453144

THE Guildford Anzac Day service recognised the role of horses in World War I on Monday.

The Eastern Region RSL sub-branch held a service at Stirling Square on April 25, which president Ashley Vince said was well attended despite the rain.

“It was good to see there’s a lot of young people getting involved; young people are remembering the fallen,” he said.

“It was also good to see that we had two members from the light horse (brigade) there.

“Guildford was the mounting station for the 10th Light Horse in WWI, which was in South Guildford near the Helena River.

“I gave an address about the loss of life on the Somme and mentioned that 130,000 horses went to WWI and none of them came back home so we remembered them.”

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