These are not the official badges of the wartime Australian Light Horse
Regiments, who wore (as did all AIF Units) the Rising Sun badge. These
badges are in most case the badges of the Units that the ALH Regiments
grew from and were sometimes used in an unofficial capacity in 1914/18. In most cases
they were official badges before and sometimes after the war.
Also be aware that with constant reorganizations
any Unit number might have been used 2 or 3 times in different
States or areas. Just as important as the number was the Regiment