Maygar’s Boys: A Biographical History of the 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914-19


by Cameron Simpson

During its five years of service, the Regiment fought at Gallipoli, where in August of 1915 at The Nek it was decimated, losing its first CO, Lt-Col White. Then in October, Lt-Col Leslie Maygar VC, a venerated Boer War veteran took command of the Regiment, leading it through Sinai and Palestine where at Gaza the Regiment again suffered heavy losses in action. At Beersheba, the renowned Maygar was mortally wounded although his fighting spirit remained with the regiment, a paragon, for the rest of the war.


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ISBN: 0646325248

Biographical history of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 1914-1919

Unit History WW1 8th Light Horse Boer War Veterans Gallipoli WW2 Veterans


Unit History, New, pp308, Hard Cover, D/J, A4 size, 6 Appendices incl Honours & Awards, many photos, Bibliography, Index. No trade discount.