10th LIGHT HORSE HARVEY TROOP inc.
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We are a 10th Light Horse historical re-enactment troop that strives to accurately portray the skills and heritage of the men who served in the Australian Light Horse. We are one of nine in WA with approximately thirty-eight in Australia.
We collect Historical Military, stories, photos or memorabilia, copies or original that can be passed onto relevant Historical Societies and Museums around Australia .
We are particularly interested in service personal who were involved in the Boar War, and Indigenous Personal who were involved in any wars as this area is missing a lot of History.
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Light Horse & Harvey History
Harvey and Waroona district has a rich Military history going back to the early 1900’s. In January 1900, the West Australian Mounted Infantry was formed and then in July 1903 it was changed to the 18th Australian Light Horse (WAMI) this included Harvey in “D” Troop “D” Squadron. July 1912 saw another change; they then became the 25th Light Horse (WAMI) Harvey still remaining in “D” Troop “D” Squadron.
The outbreak of WW 1 saw new LH Regiments springing up all over Australia, in WA on app. 10th October 1914 the 10th Light Horse (AIF) was formed and became part of the 3rd Brigade.
Between the wars there were small 10th LH Troops in in the country areas including Harvey, Hamel and Brunswick.
During WW 11 sections of the 10th LH patrolled the WA coastline on horseback and others trained in new mechanical vehicles while expecting a Japanese invasion, by 1944 the threat was over so they were disbanded and like after WW1 were redesignated as the Citizen Military Forces.
There have been various changes since then and in 1976 10th Light Horse became A Sqn 10th Light Horse Regiment, based in Karrakatta WA
Unit Motto – ‘Percute et Percute Velociter’ – (Strike and Strike Swiftly)
Regimental March – ‘Marching through Georgia’
Indigenous Service Resources
Pictured above: Private Lingwoodock was involved in the Battle of Beersheba.
Source Australian War Memorial
DVA's Nominal Rolls