City of Belmont RSL to unveil plaque commemorating Battle of Beersheba at Remembrance Day service


City of Belmont RSL president Alan Richardson and Mayor Phil Marks with the plaque.
City of Belmont RSL president Alan Richardson and Mayor Phil Marks with the plaque.

CITY of Belmont RSL will unveil a plaque during its Remembrance Day service to mark a century since the Battle of Beersheba, considered one of the last great cavalry charges.

President Alan Richardson said the RSL had received permission from Defence Minister Dan Tehan to reproduce the image that was taken during the battle.

“The photo is stored at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, we asked them nicely and they gave us permission to make a plaque,” he said.

Mr Richardson said everyone was welcome to attend the service, which would take place at the Belmont War Memorial in Faulkner Park.

“We usually get about 40 to 50 people but because it’s happening on a weekend this year, I’m expecting more people will come,” he said.

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