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« on: 15 September 2011, 01:40:40 pm »

Mark Scott
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Australia
2 Posts   Posted - 13/11/2002 :  10:15:30 AM 
I am seeking any information available about the 20th LH of which my father (John Thomas Macgregor b17/07/1910) was a member for about 18months sometime prior to 1942.
Mark S.

Rob THomas
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Australia
464 Posts    Posted - 13/11/2002 :  12:58:04 PM 
You have picked a very difficult topic. There are very few records available on the militia of that period and your best source is the newspapers and the state and national archives. Its title was the Corangamite Light Horse and area of recruiting being Colac, Camperdown and Hamilton (Victoria). Regiment crest : Kangaroo and lion on each side of shield, crown on top, "Pro Regi et Patria" and 20 Aust Light Horse (VMR) on scrolls under. This name and subject were requested back in January of this year

smokey
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Australia
4 Posts    Posted - 13/11/2002 :  7:27:54 PM 
Rob looks like you nedd to do some more research. The period that he has asked for is not the Corangamite Light Horse becauseit went though the centre of Victoria not the Western part of Victoria as you stated with CORANGAMITE LIGHT HORSE.
stevebecker
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1866 Posts    Posted - 13/11/2002 :  8:23:15 PM 
Your both right.
The 20th LHR (Corangamite LH) was in the Western District of Victoria from 1912 to 1918.

In 1919 the 20th LHR (VMR) was reorganized and based around Shepparton Vic.

In 1927 to 1928 the Regiment was based at Seymour Vic while in 1938 the regiment covered the area from Shepparton, Seymour, Yea, Finley, Nathalia and Tocumwal Vic.

During WWII it became the 20th Motor Regiment (AIF) and the 20th Pnr Bn (AIF) and disbanded on 15th Nov 1945.

The Regiment was later reraised as the 8th/13th Armd Regt (VMR) in 1948.

S.B

Rob THomas
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Australia
464 Posts    Posted - 14/11/2002 :  06:51:55 AM 
Thanks Steve,
Victoria is not my specialty!!
diggerdave
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Australia
805 Posts    Posted - 14/11/2002 :  9:33:42 PM 
How easy it is to criticise!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are, after all, only 'amateurs (?) who FREELY give our KNOWLEDGE to answer those who SEEK THE TRUTH.
We cannot be expected to KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!!!!
After all, we are only HUMAN!!!!!!1
smokey
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Australia
4 Posts    Posted - 17/11/2002 :  3:34:41 PM 
well stop bull****ting to the publc.
Rob THomas
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Australia
464 Posts    Posted - 17/11/2002 :  4:18:23 PM 
Smokey
Dave Dial, Steve Becker and Myself give our time freely to this website and answer questions from our hard earned knowledge. Steve is a highly regarded (world wide) expert on the Camel Corps, Dave has a very wide knowledge on WWI, Light Horse and New SOuth WAles units in particular and has published a number of books on the subject. I have had 13 years with QMI Historical Troop and have a degree in Australian History from Griffith University (Some of the lecturers will tell you it is a degree in Queensland Light Horse!)and recently curated the Light Horse Exhibition at the Cobb & Co museum ( branch of the Queensland Museum) in Toowoomba and the Australian Stock Horse Society Federation Gallery in Scone NSW.
We answer questions to the best of our ability and keep a very high standard of accuracy. We also sign everything we write with our own names and accept intelligent in put from others.

Your input is welcome, if you wish to discuss our opinions, express yours intelligently with supporting documentation and sign your own name rather than hiding behind a "smoke" screen

Bryn
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Japan
397 Posts    Posted - 18/11/2002 :  7:14:41 PM 
All contributors to this forum give their time and information freely, from interest in their subject and/or interest in things related to it, and because they like to communicate with others who have a similar interest. Nobody could possibly hope to know everything about a subject as complex as the Light Horse (especially when you take into account pre-Boer War, Boer War, pre-WW1, WW1, pre-WW2, WW2 and post WW2 units, personnel and actions), so people have, out of necessity, specialised in different areas.
It's unfair and unreasonable to expect those people to get everything right every time, and all too easy to sit on the fence waiting to pounce on the odd mistake a contributor might make, but it would be a lot more helpful if such mistakes were pointed out in a constructive manner.

It is, after all, a *discussion* forum.

Smokey, I'm sure everyone would be interested to hear from you in whatever field it is you have knowledge. None of us here would claim we know everything and you obviously have an interest in the subject.

Bryn

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diggerdave
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Australia
805 Posts    Posted - 20/11/2002 :  10:48:42 PM 
This question to 'The Panel' was posted on the old forum noticeboard way back on 28th January 2002.
I knew I had seen it somewhere before!
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