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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  • Dignified, quiet remembrance to those brave ones who fought in WWI, perched atop a mountain overlooking Albany and the Southern Ocean. A place to take in the views and reflect. A hallowed spot.  more »
  • The climb to the memorial is well worth it. Reading the plaques set either side of the path/steps up gave a moving insight to the thoughts of those men at Gallipoli. For those unable to make the trek ...  more »
  • We visited this site, with admiration for those who took part. This is always the story that is good for the soul to remember and to remember. The view is amazing and if the day is clear it is worth even more worth going. Would recommend.
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