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Light Horseman

Copyright © 2006 Ron Marshall

  This painting depicts an Australian Light Horseman on his gallant Waler galloping across the dusty Palestinian plain just on sunset. The Light Horseman is yelling and brandishing his bayonet. They are among the 4th and12th Regiments of Australian Light Horse that are charging toward the town of Beersheba and the defending Turks on the 31st of October 1917.

His horse has had no water for three days and gallops with a will, for she can now smell the wells of Beersheba which must be captured before the night falls. There is an urgency to this desperate charge, for if they fail to take the town by night, they will have no water for man or horse, and many will die in the desert. They gallop so swiftly that the Turkish guns are firing over their heads, missing most of them.

The Charge of the Australian Light Horsemen on Beersheba was a resounding victory. The precious wells of Beersheba were saved and the thirsty horses drank their fill that night.
 
These wonderful horses not only carried their riders into battle, but all the gear that the horse and rider needed to live and fight in the desert.

Here is a link to a list of what these horses carried - http://www.lighthorse.org.au/resources/manual-for-dress-equip-and-conduct/manual-for-dress-equip-and-conduct-2.-standing-orders-for-uniform-dress-and-equipment#1E scroll down page to Dress Order No. 1E (Full Marching Order)

  ”Beersheba Remembered”
“Spur” OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE
17TH EDITION, April 1999

 An Account of the Charge at Beersheba: http://www.lighthorse.org.au/famous-battles/world-war-one/famous-battles-an-account-of-the-charge


 

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
michael-j-martin Mike

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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.