In the Footsteps of The First
1st Australian Light Horse Regiment.
With the impending 100th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915, it is timely that this book, the first in a series of two, provides an in-depth record of the campaign fought by the First Light Horse Regiment who, under Commanding Officers Lieutenant Colonel John Baldwin Meredith and Major Hugh Venables Vernon, fought and died at Pope’s Post and No.1 Outpost in the defence of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
In the Footsteps of the First is written by Anne Flood whose grandfather Frederick Henry Wood was a Trooper (Driver) No.67 in the 1st Light Horse Regiment Machine Gun section. Trooper Wood was wounded on 1 June 1915 together with mate Trooper (Driver) George Herbert Puckett No. 53, both reporting being hit by a single gunshot whilst working in pairs as sharpshooters on a night patrol in Monash Valley North.
Anne's book traces the movements of the 1st Light Horse Regiment of NSW from it's formation in August 1914, to training in Egypt as a Brigade under Colonel Harry Chauvel. The 1st were committed to the campaign at Gallipoli and landed without horses on 12 May, 1915, fighting at Pope’s Post and No.1 Outpost and withdrawing without casualties on 20th December, 1915.
Soft cover, illustrated, 188 pages.