Trooper Frank Ernest Caseley 1542
Frank was a member of the 12th Light Horse regiment and involved in the Battle of Beersheba in October 1917. Most of the objects on display were part of Frank’s kit. They had been stored in an Army issue trunk and survived the 1939 bush fres which destroyed the Caseley home and devastated the Southern Highlands. Frank came to the district in the early 1920s so his name is not recorded on any local war memorials or honour rolls. He is not included in the Southern Highlands 1200 but is remembered in the exhibition for his contribution to the formation of Mittagong RSL Sub-branch and its re-location to its current site. Frank served one term of offce as President of the Sub-branch. He lived with his wife Ruby in Mittagong until his death in 1975.
Frank’s Light Horse issue jodhpurs, riding crop, gaiters, spurs and boot lasts. General service whistle with chain attached by Frank