Australian horses were again more reliable and showed greater endurance than the other breeds. About 160,000 Australian horses served in World War 1 and their performance was best summed up by R.M. Preston D.S.O. in his book "The Desert Mounted Corps" - "The majority of horses in the Corps were Walers and there is no doubt that these hardy Australian horses make the finest cavalry mounts in the world". Frank Derrick - Monto Troup 5th Light Horse Regiment
ANZAC: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th April, Australia and New Zealand celebrate the first major battle fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War 1. It is a day to remember the courage of the soldiers in this battle and the courage and sacrifice of all men and women who have served their country in times of war. April 25, 1915. We don't celebrate, we remember and commemorate, Lest We Forget.