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The Walers Mate Light Horse Miniature Figurine
This cold cast bronze miniature figurine remembers the unique bond between men of the Australian Light Horse and their trusted Australian bred Waler mounts. The Waler was specifically bred for Australia's harsh bush and proved a sturdy beast in battle in the Middle East deserts. The Australian Light Horse served mainly in the Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, fighting the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli and in Sinai, Palestine and Syria. Two units served on the Western Front. The light horse was not a conventional cavalry, rather they were mounted infantry who would dismount and fight on foot. Formed in sections of four riders, one man would take the section's horses to safety while the other men joined the fight.
The Australian Light Horse was an important branch of the Australian Army during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Light Horse served both in Australia and abroad, with its primary role being to provide cavalry in times of war. Its members were usually mounted on horses and acted as scouts and shock troops, providing support to infantry units.
During the First World War, the Light Horse took part in campaigns in Egypt and Palestine, fighting alongside British forces against Turkish troops. They were renowned for their bravery and horsemanship, frequently leading successful charges against enemy lines. The Australian Light Horse remains an important part of Australia's military history and its members are remembered with pride today. They served as a symbol of the Australian spirit, courage and resourcefulness. The Australian Light Horse is still celebrated in Australia today with monuments, statues and memorials dedicated to honouring their service and sacrifice.
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