OFTEN described as the last successful cavalry charge of modern warfare, the World War I attack on Beersheba will be long remembered in history.
This Sunday, a two-hour memorial service will be held at Remount Park in Holsworthy to celebrate the bravery of the 800 Australian light horseman who charged on Ottoman Turk forces, and led the Allied powers to campaign victory.
The battle took place on October 31 in 1917 when the Gaza theatre was at a stalemate.
Turkish forces from the Ottoman Empire held a strong defence with no signs of weakening.
In an effort to seize Jerusalem members of the 4th Light Horse Brigade stormed through Turkish defences and seized the strategic town of Beersheba.
The capture of Beersheba enabled British forces to break the Ottoman line near Gaza on November 7, and advance into Palestine.
Collin Broadbeach from the Australian Christian Nation Association said the Australian light horseman were at the forefront of victory.
"Our mounted cavalry broke the back of Ottoman Empire," he said.
"Their advance broke the stalemate . . ."
He said the momentum of the surprise attack carried them through Turkish defences, and in less than an hour, they had overrun Turkish positions.
About 40,000 Allied troops attacked Ottoman lines.
In the cavalry charge, 31 Australians died and 36 were wounded.
The commemoration service will run from 2pm to 4.30pm.