Monday, April 16, 2012

Lighthorsemen of World War 1

Military historian Dr David Holloway will discuss his book “Endure and Fight A Detailed History of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 1914-1919 : Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine, France and Belgium’
next week at Mill Park and again at Diamond Valley Libraries.

In November 2011 Shrine of Remembrance Trustees awarded the Shrine of Remembrance Medal to Dr. Holloway. This award in its fourth year recognises an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the community understanding of the service and sacrifices made by Victorians for their country in times of war and peacekeeping.
David had been a strong advocate for the remembrance of Australia’s Light Horse Heritage. He has undertaken a mostly lone campaign in order to ensure that the memory of the men and horses of Victoria’s 4th Light Horse Regiment is not forgotten. Recently David self-published ‘Endure and Fight: a detailed history of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF 1914-1919 Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine, France and Belgium’. This work is 853 pages in total and has been a labour of love for David over many years. David’s book is regarded as one of the most comprehensive unit histories ever written.

His work was endorsed by HRH Prince Charles, who personally contributed to the publication. David continues to promote the history of this important Victorian Regiment, by speaking to many different organisations and continuing his work as a volunteer guide at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Copies of Dr Holloway’s book will be available to purchase.
Mill Park Library – Monday April 23 11.– 12noon

Diamond Valley Library – Tuesday April 24 1.30pm – 2.30 pm

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