From Law To War: The life of Brig Gen Lachlan Wilson of the Light Horse Regiment

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By Lt Col Robert Likeman CSM

Short in stature, but big in heart Lachlan Wilson showed himself to be one of Australia’s leading Light Horse generals during the desert fighting of the Great War. #

General Lachlan Wilson, a leading Queensland lawyer, he also served in the Queensland Mounted Infantry in the Boer War and commanded the 5th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli and back in the Middle East until being promoted to command the 3rd Light Horse Brigade in 1917.

The controversy as to whether the Australians or ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ first entered Damascus in 1918 is finally resolved in this military book. Interestingly also covered in the book is the 1929 Inquiry into the accidents involving Sir Kingsford Smith’s Southern Cross aircraft. This inquiry was chaired by Wilson. #


ISBN: 9780957975262

The life of Brig-Gen Lachlan Wilson of the Light Horse Regiment (with Biographical Roll of the 5th Lighthorse)

5th Light horse, Australian Army, Dardanelles Townsville Egypt Palestine Damascus Sinai Palestine Kingsford Smith Lachlan Wilson 3rd Light Horse Brigade Great War Unit History


1st Edition Unit History, 304 pages, Hard Cover, 7″x10″ with dust jacket, detailed 121page Biographical Nominal Roll of 5th Light Horse Regiment, Honour Roll of 5th Light Horse Reg, Honours and Awards, Appendix on AIF Military Law, Bibliography, Index