In the Footsteps of the First: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment: The August Offensive Gallipoli 1915

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7th August  Honour Roll 1st Light Horse Regiment [12]

This article is based on Chapter 11 and 12 of Anne Flood’s book “In the Footsteps of the First: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment”. This book tells the story of the 1st Light Horse Regiment, her grandfather Trooper Frederick Henry Wood’s Regiment, at Gallipoli through the words of the commanders and men of the 1st Light Horse Regiment.  Trooper Wood was wounded GSW to the right leg on June 1 while in action at Pope’s Post. He returned to Australia in December 1915 however his heart and thoughts were always foremost with the mates that he left behind.

 

Endnotes

1. AWM H15753 Copyright AWM

2. Bean, C., Official History Chapter XVI The Plan of the Second Offensive p.464.

3. Perry, R., (2009). The Australian Light Horse Brigade. Ch. 16 Insanity at the Nek. Hatchette: Sydney Australia. 2009. p.104

4. AWM C02699 Copyright AWM

5. Bean, C., Official History Chapter XXI The Feints of August 7th  p.612

6.  Bean, C.,. Sydney Morning Herald, 27th August, 1915, p.9

7. Harris, G.H.L.,  ‘True to Name: Bloody Angle’, Reveille, 1.8.1932, p.22

8. AWM H00356 Copyright AWM

9. 1st Australian Regiment Unit Diary August, 1915 WM4 10/6/4 - August 1915

10. Bean, C., Official History. Chapter XXI The Feints of August. p.625

11. Major James Moffat Reid, Lieutenant Oswald Bruce Ryrie and Major Hugh Venables Vernon in a dugout Pope’s Hill May, 1915. Courtesy of the Vernon Family Collection

12. Flood, A., (2013). “In the Footsteps of the First: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment” Triple D Books: Wagga Wagga NSW. p.p. 113 – 116. Sourced from Honour Roll, Embarkation Rolls 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment and other sources.