About this objectFramed portrait of Bill in light horse uniform, with slouch hat. Simple blue background. Framed with a wooden frame. Brass plaque attached to bottom of portraits on the frame with "Tpr William HAZELTON
Toogong Troop 6th Light Horse Regiment".
MakerAnne Marie Ingham
Medium and MaterialsAcrylic on canvas
Subject and Association DescriptionBill Hazelton belonged to the Toogong Troop of the 6th Light Horse and was in camp in Orange when the filming of Charles Chauvel’s “Forty Thousand Horsemen” took place, using the Light Horse for the re-enactment of the charge at Beersheba in 1917. The unit was disbanded and Bill became a member of the Sixth Division, 2nd AIF. They sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to Aden and then went by small boat to Sinai and the Gaza strip to fight against the Vichy French. On the return trip to Australia after Japan entered the war, their ship, after a week in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), went south to avoid being attacked by Japanese cruisers. Bill recalled that they lived on bacon and baked beans! Bill later served in New Guinea.
Dedicated to William (Bill) Hazelton
Service: 6th Light Horse, Toogong Troop AIF WW2 1st Armoured Division