Monday, 27 April 2020

Botanic Gardens, Horses of the Desert Mounted Corps

This memorial is located along Macquarie Street. on the south west external wall of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The cast bronze wall plate depicts an Australian Light Horse Trooper with three horses. It is dedicated to approximately 140,000 horses, only one of which was allowed back into Australia, that served in the Desert Campaign in the First World War. 
Inscriptions: Erected by members of The Desert Mounted Corps and friends to the Gallant Horses who carried them over Sinai Desert into Palestine 1915 - 1918. They suffered wounds thirst, hunger and weariness. Almost beyond endurance but never failed. They did not come home. We will never forget them.


  1. Wow, that's incredible. WWI still used lots of horses. Fort Reno, here in Oklahoma, provided lots of horses and mules to the army for both world wars.

  2. So important to remember this day. Lest we forget.

  3. Sorry about the linky Jim, I'll enter it manually and thanks for particating.

  4. You are the second blogger I read who posted about the horses that went to war with the ANZAC troops. The ANZAC Day memorials, and memorials like this, are a wonderful living tribute to those who served.

    be well... mae at

  5. What an incredible tribute to these brave "warriors." I knew nothing about ANZAC Day until I started reading about it a few minutes ago. What a loving representation of these brave and beautiful animals.

  6. A wonderful tribute to these faithful creatures. Nice one, Jim!


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