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The small community of Strathmerton, Victoria will celebrate the centenary of the Charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba.

On the 31st October 1917 Lieutenant Colonel Murray Bourchier from Strathmerton Victoria led the 4th regiment in the four-mile charge against Ottoman and German positions at the Battle of Beersheba and captured 15 of the 17 wells intact and took over 700 prisoners.

Well known horseman Wayne Hinchliffe will lead the re-enactment of the charge, complete with uniforms and weapons.

There will also be traditional music, stories and poems from this era as the town of Strathmerton and war history buffs come together to celebrate this centenary and remember the brave soldiers and horses, and heroic achievements of Lieutenant Colonel Murray Bourchier.

Golden guitar winner, Travis Sinclair will perform his own and Ted Egan’s compositions telling the story of the Great War while The Numurkah Town Band play music and marches from this era.

Horseman and poet Euan McLean will share his elegies written to commerate this significant military history.

The event will be held on Saturday 28 October from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Tickets available for purchase at Cafe 3641 or online via website link.

Content: Numurkah Visitor Information Centre

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Type Entry cost
Price for pre-sale ticket purchases. Tickets available for purchase at Cafe 3641 or online via website link.
Price for pre-sale ticket purchases. Family ticket includes two adults and three children.

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