10th Light Horse Statue coming to Guildford

ON THE 25th August 2018, after numerous committee meetings, the LIGHT HORSE STATUE COMMITTEE were ready to announce the winning artist to produce an interactive bronze statue of a horse and trooper, commemorating the formation of the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Guildford.  Once completed, the statue will be placed in Stirling Square, Guildford.

Left to Right: John Lyall, John Harper, Dale Tilbrook, John Lukin and Brigadier Phillip White admire the winning model.

The announcement on the winning artist was made in the Foundation Pavilion, Guildford Grammar School.  Guest speakers John Lyall, John Lukin, John Harper and Dale Tilbrook entertained the audience by reflecting on their family triumphs and losses as a result of the Great War.

Mr. Charles Robb from Queensland was then announced as the winning artist.  Although unable to attend the ceremony, Mr. Robb’s maquette model of the statue was unveiled by Hon. Ken Wyatt MP and the Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.

The City of Swan has donated $100,000 towards this magnificent statue, with other monies to be raised by pledges from the local community.  It is hoped the statue will be in place by 2020.