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« on: 05 June 2010, 11:36:09 pm »

Forum Admin,
Jezabel is not locatable on the ALHA site.Huh?
Great story. MIA.

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« Reply #1 on: 08 June 2010, 10:38:42 am »

Hi Kim

A little digging and success.  Cheesy
The article will be on the website once formatted.
Thanks for the query.

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« Reply #2 on: 09 June 2010, 06:14:51 am »

Okay, I will bite - What is Jezabel Huh??
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« Reply #3 on: 12 July 2010, 05:38:34 am »

Jezabel was a horse. Hopefully Admin will put up a link when she comes back.

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« Reply #4 on: 12 July 2010, 12:53:42 pm »

Here is the link for the story
http://www.lighthorse.org.au/resources/military-stories-ww1/a-story-about-a-horse-called-jezebel-in-my-grandfather2019s-squadron-in-ww1

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« Reply #5 on: 12 July 2010, 11:27:05 pm »

Hi Admin, Has this story been verified as a true story, reason being that I cannot find a Matson in the 8th.Light Horse regiment.Iveco.
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« Reply #6 on: 13 July 2010, 08:14:13 am »

Like many other stories from WW1 and especially regarding the Light Horse names, places and events were confused and romanticized. Regardless this is a good story, now available for all to read.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: 15 July 2010, 12:12:34 am »

Admin, The problem I have with the story of Jezebel is that unless it is a true story how can we show or tell of it. Although it is a nice story and one can visulise such an event especially when you know horses as I do, the question still remains that I think we should be sticking to the truth. As far as I can work out there is no Snowy Matson in the 8th. and also no R S Porteus. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. Iveco
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« Reply #8 on: 15 July 2010, 09:14:13 am »

Goodmorning Phil

As I said many stories and events were dramatized and embellished etc. during and after WW1. Like you, their are many Horsemen & Women amongst us. I believe the author of this story/yarn is the grandson of R.S (Syd) Porteous mentioned on the following link http://www.blueflyer.com.au/changing_horses.htm Go to this link to have an insight into the man and the author. Also see his service record http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=8019473 3rd Light Horse transferred to 8th Light Horse.

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« Reply #9 on: 09 October 2010, 01:05:47 pm »

good story regarless

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« Reply #10 on: 10 October 2010, 12:04:49 am »

Phil,

Lance Corporal Stanley Poerteous, No. 2288, "A" Squadron, 8th LHR. MID 1-12-1916. Brigadier-General Roystons "Galloper, 1st Gaza march 1917.
WIA El Burj, 1-12-1917. RTA aboard the "Malta" 3-7-1919.
Initials given as R. S. and he was known variously as "Syd", "Skip" & "Standby" Porteous.
Wrote articles published in "Stand Easy" 1947 & 1949. Author of two books in the 1950's.
Photograph "Maygar's Boys", page 160.
The story of Jezabel was based upon real events and characters of the 8th LHR, the name of the horse and Trooper "Snowy Matson" are fictitious.

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« Reply #11 on: 17 October 2010, 10:32:53 pm »

Jezabel is about a horse that anyone would hate to draw. In WW1 there would have been a few horses like her, and whom would have given their riders the urge to shoot them. This author has given us an insight into the 'luck of the draw' when issued with an army animal. Grin
True, - has to be, entertaining, - certainly, good yarn, - definately, pity raising, - you bet your sore ****.
Thanks Jeff for the bio.

Thanks admin, for relocating Jez.
(Please don't think me rude for not being quicker in thanks, sort of been very busy elsewhere.) Embarrassed

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« Reply #12 on: 01 October 2018, 11:30:42 am »

Mates

Sorry missed this

PORTEOUS   Stanley   1406   Pte   6Bn   2R Tos 3 LH Bde Trn 12Co AASC (2288) 2-16 to 3 LHTR 3-16 tos C Troop ASqn/8 LHR 4-16 MID - reason not stated said to be Roystons "Galloper" possibly after Romani before Magdhaba 23-12-16 to hosp (crushed toe accident?) 10-16 qual lewis MG 10-16 to L/Cpl 4-17 to hosp (hernia) 7-17 rtn 9-17 WIA 1-12-17 head/face & L/Leg shot reported 7 killed and 37 wounded during fighting at El Burj rtn T/Cpl (from cowell) 2-18 revert 2-18 to T/Cpl (from wakham) 5-18 revert to hosp (malaria) 8-18 rtn 3-19 to T/SQMS (from pope) 5-19 reported lost L/eye N/R? AKA Sydney Poerteous or Porteous Author of two books in the 1950's

I added some of what Jeff mentioned

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