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 world travel planner, Albany attractions like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The memorial sits close to the top of Mt Clarence at the back of Albany and has been well designed and is an excellent memorial. You can use the lower car park and walk the 500 meters of steps to the ...  more »
  • When visiting the National ANZAC Centre, be sure to attend this memorial too to pay your respects to those who have gone before us and given their lives for our freedoms today 
  • We thought the whole area of Mt Clarence was a wonderful tribute to those who gave their lives defending our democracy. The memorial is beautiful and we were amazed to discover that the original sculp...  more »