October 29, 2017


Name Ballarat Cemeteries and the Sebastopol RSL Phone 03 5332 1469 Email enquiries@ballaratcemeteries.com.au Categories Special Event , WWI



100 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba

Known as the ‘The Last Great Cavalry Charge’ the Battle of Beersheba took place on October 31st 1917.

Ballarat had 10 soldiers and 1 nurse who took part in the this battle, and following research by Ballarat local Garry Snowden, it was found that a member of the 4th Light Horse Regiment who took part in this historic battle, Joseph Edward Mannion, was at rest in an unmarked grave at the Ballarat New Cemetery.

Following a successful fund raising campaign, the Sebastopol RSL Sub Branch in partnership with Ballarat Cemeteries, achieved the $5000 goal to restore the grave site of Mr Mannion.   His memory, and the 100th anniversary of ‘The Last Great Cavalry Charge’ will be commemorated with a service on Sunday the 29th October 2017, commencing at 11am.

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IS THE 2OCTOBER 2017. Call (03) 5332 1469 or email enquiries@ballaratcemeteries.com.au
Assembly will be at the crematorium carpark shortly prior to the event & please advise if you wish to lay a wreath.

Learn more about  Joseph Edward Mannion and the Battle of Beersheba.