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BILL THE HORSE

the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula

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bill - Australian light horse - 1914-1924. bill - Australian light horse - 1914-1924.

Horses being saved from a waggon, transporting communication materials, shattered by our gunfire at Seddül Bahir

"Bill" was not directly involved in the Gallipoli Campaign but was a member of the CWGC  commisions' workforce.

"Sergeant Slattery and Private Tworney, 1st Bn, The Royal Munster Fusiliers, saving horses under fire near Pink Farm. On 10 June, 1915, a Divisional signals waggon had come under shell fire from Turkish guns and two horses were killed. Unattented, the remaining animals stood petrified and unable to move.


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 last updated : 20/01/08

 

With great risk to themselves  the fusiliers ran out, cut the horses free and rode them to safety. This great act of bravery could not be recognized in the form of any military decoration.  However the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals later awarded the men with a medal." picture reproduced from "British Regiments at Gallipoli", (Barnsley 1996), Ray Westlake, p. 114

 

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