Details:Name Ballarat Cemeteries and the Sebastopol RSL Phone 03 5332 1469 Email email@example.com 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 25 OCTOBER 2017. Call (03) 5332 1469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly will be at the crematorium carpark shortly prior to the event & please advise if you wish to lay a wreath.