Light Horse Brigade (2) [Australian Mounted Division]
4th Light Horse Brigade reformed Egypt February 1917.
Attached to British Imperial Mounted Division February 1917.
Assigned to Australian Mounted Division June 1917.
Colonel (Lt Col) M W J Bourchier (later Brigadier Honourable M W J
Bourchier CMG DSO VD) who commanded the 4th (Victorian) Light
He led his Regiment, the 4th, in the
Charge at Beersheba and
later in operations in the Es Salt region.
During 1918 Lt Col Bourchier led
the 4th Light Horse Brigade in operations leading to the capture
This brigade consisted of the 4th and 12th Light
Horse Regiments and became known as 'Bourchier's Force'.
General William Grant CMG
DSO and Bar who
commanded the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade 1917-1919 and the
Anzac Mounted Division (temporarily) in 1918.
Grant was a Queenslander, a
surveyor and pastoralist from the Darling Downs.
He had joined the 11th Light
Horse Regiment in the early 1900s and was commanding officer when
the Regiment went to Palestine in the First World War.
In October 1917, Grant led the
Brigade in the successful Charge
- First Battle of Gaza,
Battle of Gaza,
- Third Battle of Gaza,