Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Albany

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Honoring the sacrifices made by Australia and New Zealand’s mounted soldiers who served overseas at the beginning of the 20th century, Desert Mounted Corps Memorial stands near the summit of Mount Clarence. The memorial consists of a bronze statue depicting an Australian soldier assisting a New Zealander whose horse had been fatally wounded in action. Originally erected at Egypt’s Port Said in 1932, the memorial was finally sent to Australia in 1960. Badly damaged during the anti-British riots of the 1950s, the memorial was painstakingly reconstructed before being placed at its current location. This important military monument is located near a historic spot from which the combined Australian and New Zealand troops (known as ANZAC) left to join World War I in November of 1914. Using our international travel planner, Albany attractions like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • ANZAC Day is revered in New Zealand, and it was such a wonderful experience to visit and pay our respects at this memorial on Anzac Day in Albany Western Australia. I never knew the extent of the cont...  more »
  • It was late afternoon when we walked up a series of tiered stairs to the top of the memorial. Quite a long walk but if you are unable to walk you can drive up. Beautiful memorial and great 360* views....  more »

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