The 100th Anniversary of the battle of “Bersheeba” is the theme for the new display at Box Hill RSL, and it relates to the “light Horse” and the Charge at Bersheeba. After you look at this display, it is hard to actually come to terms that all the uniforms, saddles and many artefacts are indeed 100 years old and have all come from that battle. For example, in the display there is a “Turkish” uniform, complete, and the soldier suffered a wound to his back through the uniform, which can also be seen. There are also three trooper’s uniforms, from a private trooper to two officers. The main centrepiece of this display is a replica of the stained glass window at the Australian War Memorial. Below that is the Marquette of the sculpture of the Light Horse done by Peter Corlett which is now at Bersheeba. The display will be able to be viewed until mid-September.
Brian Tateson – Memorabilia Box Hill RSL.