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2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment

The 2nd Light Horse Regiment was raised in Queensland in 1914 and saw action in the Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine campaigns in World War I. The Regiment took part in the Battle of Gaza and the Jaffa advance.

In this research task, you will use the online resources of the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives of Australia and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to research a member of the 2nd Light Horse. Even though the soldiers joined the regiment more than 100 years ago, you’ll be amazed at the amount of information you can find. 

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ANZAC Day, Cairns 2017

Finding out

Look for the gallery of images as you scroll down this page. There are 34 soldiers from the 2nd Light Horse Regiment. Your teacher might assign you a soldier to research, or you can choose one yourself. Select your soldier to find his rank, service number, age and the date of his death.

Sorting out

Select the Download Research Guide button (either located near the top of the page or below) then open the Research Guide. Follow the instructions in the Research Guide carefully to find information about your soldier on the websites of the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives of Australia and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Keep in mind that you might have to do some exploring to find all the information about your soldier. Check all the links associated with your soldier and take time to read the documents carefully.

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Taking action

On page 3 of the Research Guide you’ll find the 2nd Light Horse Regiment research task. Use the three websites to answer questions about your soldier.

When you have finished the research task, consider how you will share the information you’ve gathered. If you’re going to make a presentation, who would you like to include in the audience? Speak to your teacher about contacting your local RSL Queensland Sub Branch. Their members would be very interested in your research.

Pte .W.H. Adams

Adams,
William Henry

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

611

Age

17

Date of Death

13/05/1915

Lance Cpl. A.H. Anthony

Anthony,
Arthur Henry

Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

962

Age

20

Date of Death

09/01/1917

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Archibald,
Robert

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1307

Date of Death

03/02/1916

J. Barnes

Barnes,
John Pacey

Rank

Sergeant

Service Number

124

Date of Death

09/01/1917

Sergt. H.J. Barry

Barry,
Harold Joseph

Rank

Sergeant

Service Number

96

Age

24

Date of Death

07/08/1915

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Barry,
Mark Kevin

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

3171

Date of Death

25/04/1919

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Boyle,
John James

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1083

Date of Death

12/01/1917

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Cameron,
Clifford Armitage

Rank

Corporal

Service Number

859

Age

20

Date of Death

09/01/1917

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Campbell,
Douglas Dunmore

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

797

Age

23

Date of Death

04/08/1916

Cpl. J.A. Chambers

Chambers,
James Artemasy

Rank

Farrier Sergeant

Service Number

311

Date of Death

16/07/1918

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Crozier,
Robert James

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

2635

Age

21

Date of Death

11/04/1918

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Deberg,
Albert Hellmuth

Rank

Corporal

Service Number

2994

Age

23

Date of Death

14/07/1918

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Denton,
Victor

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

618

Age

20

Date of Death

31/05/1915

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Jepson,
Christian

Rank

Sergeant

Service Number

599

Age

26

Date of Death

04/08/1916

William Keid

Keid,
William

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

170

Age

29

Date of Death

23/06/1915

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Kennett,
Victor Iredale Norman

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

2146

Age

21

Date of Death

09/02/1917

Thomas Andrew Loman

Loman,
Thomas Andrew

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

3300

Date of Death

03/07/1918

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McCann,
William Edward

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1628

Age

24

Date of Death

11/04/1916

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McCreedy,
Robert James

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

74

Date of Death

16/11/1915

E. McGowan

McGowan,
Eugene

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

179

Age

27

Date of Death

22/05/1915

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Murray,
David

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

600

Age

26

Date of Death

17/06/1915

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Nash,
Isaac Thomas

Rank

Corporal

Service Number

1721

Date of Death

05/03/1916

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Ogg,
Tom Alexander

Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

3287

Age

29

Date of Death

14/07/1918

J.W. Quinn

Quinn,
John William

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

201

Date of Death

22/05/1915

C. Reade

Reade,
Colin Morgan

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

383

Date of Death

30/05/1915

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Roberts,
Percy McDonald

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

952

Date of Death

27/11/1915

Corp. A.D. Robinson

Robinson,
Allan David

Rank

Corporal

Service Number

90

Date of Death

21/10/1915

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Sullivan,
George

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1732

Age

19

Date of Death

04/08/1916

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Thompson,
John Charles

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

377

Age

20

Date of Death

10/11/1915

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Underwood,
Richard James

Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

2391

Age

19

Date of Death

20/01/1917

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Wallace,
Allan Stuart

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1117

Age

21

Date of Death

31/10/1917

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Weeks,
George Rickart

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

1445

Age

23

Date of Death

31/10/1917

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White,
Wilfred Allan

Rank

Trooper

Service Number

396

Age

24

Date of Death

03/09/1915

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Wilson,
Graeme Lang

Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

230

Age

25

Date of Death

19/05/1915

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