This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Charge of the Light Horse, Beersheba, 1917

Trooper Herbert James Teather, of Moonee Ponds, embarked with the Camel Corps in December 1916.  After a short period of training he was transferred to the 4th Light Horse Regiment, and took part in the legendery last charge of the light horse at Beersheba in October 1917.  Read Rod Martin's story of Trooper Teather's part in the battle for Beersheba, and learn his fate.


  1. Thanks Muchly for that - it is a subject that has been occupying my rather busy mind lately - see



  2. Hi Linda,

    The real thanks go to Rod Martin who researched and wrote the article at the website. It's a lovely photo of Alick Wilson you have.

    Best wishes