Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Albany
(4.8/5 based on 280 reviews on the web)
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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  • This was a spectacular place for stunning views across Albany and a poignant memorial to those list in the war. 
  • This is a well done memorial with great views. If you are in the area, this is worth a visit but does not encompass enough to warrant a special trip. 
  • I visited the war memorial and rod my bicycle from the port. There is a 223 m climb to the memorial with a steep grade approaching 20% at the end. From the memorial, there is a view of Albany and the ...  more »