Beersheeba -Brumbies were versatile types and later they were specifically used as war-horses for the First and Second World Wars and the Boer War in South Africa as well as for mounts used in the gold rush days and as police horses. Their use as war-horses is testament to their good temperament, sure footedness and resilience. Horses from the Northern Tablelands of NSW were captured and bred for the remount trade and were known as Walers.
Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Beersheba, c 1917. A soldier, possibly a member of the 5th Light Horse Brigade, sits astride a mule as it pulls an ambulance cycle cart which contains another man in the semi-covered litter. Note the cart's large wheels which proved to be too light for the hard usage required of them especially in the soft sand of the desert. Australian War Memorial, Canberra (Australia).
31 October 1917 - Battle of Beersheba - This was part of a wider British offensive in World War I aimed at breaking the Turkish defensive line from Gaza to Beersheba. Gaza fell to British forces during World War I, becoming a part of the British Mandate of Palestine.