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Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial

 

Albany was first named by Governor Stirling in 1832 and the city is near to locations like Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound. This place has an eventful history as well. There is also an exotic coastline and you can watch whales in the region. Mount Melville and Mount Melville are two of the places from where you can have a great view of the surrounding areas and seals and dolphins can also be spotted in the waters. There are a lot of Tourist attractions in Albany, Western Australia and one that stands out is the Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial, Albany. There are a lot of restaurants at the region and a number of art galleries and arts and craft shops in Albany which make your trip worth remembering.

Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial, Albany is better known as the Light Horse Memorial and is one of the imposing structures which was built to show respect to the men of the Australian Light Horse Brigade, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Australian Flying Corps and Imperial Camel Corps who sacrificed their lives in Egypt, Syria and Palestine between the period of 1916 and 1918. Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial in Albany was officially inaugurated in 1968 and is one of the free standing cast bronze figures of two troopers with their horses and the whole structure is set on a granite base. Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial at Albany is a replica of a original one which was at Port Said in Egypt.


Desert Mounted Corps War Memorial, Albany was initially designed by C Webb Gilbert and the work was later carried on by Paul MontFord and Bertram Mackennal. 1932 was a very significant day on the history of the memorial because it was unveiled on the behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Governments. There is a flagpole on the north and south sides of the memorial and there is also a granite semi circular wall on the west, north and south of the memorial.

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