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New Zealand Mounted Rifles

New Zealand raised and supported 12 Mounted Units in WW1. Their proportion of mounted to infantry was different from Australia's. We raised 15 Mounted Regiments and 60 Battalions of Infantry. The Kiwi's raised 12 Mounted Rifle Units and 17 Infantry units. Like the Australian Light Horse the New Zealand Mounted Rifles were Mounted Infantry not cavalry ( despite names like 'hussars' or 'yeomanry cavalry') and they were sometimes used as infantry.
Click to enlarge 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) was formed 17 March 1911. It saw action at Gallipoli as part of the Canterbury Mtd Rifle Regt. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine. In 1921 it was amalgamated with 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles and was redesignated Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. It became part of 3rd Armoured Regt on 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles was formed 17 March 1911. As part of the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment it saw action at Gallipoli. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine. In 1921 it became 2nd NZ Mounted Rifles (Queen Alexandra's Wellington West Coast) and later still became Queen Alexandra's (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles. It later was absorbed into 2nd Armoured Regiment, 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles was raised 17 March 1911. It saw action at Gallipoli as part of Auckland Mounted Rifle Regiment. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine. It became 3rd NZ Mounted Rifles (Auckland) in 1921. This was later changed to Auckland (East Coast) Mounted Rifles. Became part of 1st Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles Formed in March 1911. Saw action in Gallipoli as part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mounted Division) in Sinai & Palestine, 1916/19. Later became the 4th NZ Mounted Rifles (Waikato) in 1921 and later still Waikato Mounted Rifles. It was absorbed into 1st Armoured Regiment, 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) was formed 17 March 1911. It was part of Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment so they saw service at Gallipoli, Egypt and were the only NZ Mounted troops in France (1916/1919). They amalgamated with 7th Southland Mounted Rifles and the 12th Otago Mounted Rifles to become the 5th NZ Mounted Rifles. They were redesignated the 5th NZ Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) 0n 4 August 1923. In 1927 they became the Otago Mounted Rifles. 29 March 1944 saw them absorbed into 3rd Armoured Regiment.
Click to enlarge 6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles was raised on 17 March 1911. It served with the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment at Gallipoli. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine 1916/19. It changed name to 6th NZ Mounted Rifles (Manawatu) in 1921 and later to the simple, Manawatu Rifles. It was absorbed into 2nd Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles was raised on 17 March 1911.As part of Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment it served firstly at Gallipoli and Egypt and later in France, 1916/19. It amalgamated with 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) and 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles to become 5th NZ Mounted Rifles in 1921.
Click to enlarge 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles was raised on 17 March 1911 and saw action at Gallipoli as part of Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine 1916/19. In 1921 it amalgamated with 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) and became 1st NZ Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry).
Click to enlarge 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles 17 March 1911 was the formation date for this unit as well. As part of the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment it saw action at Gallipoli. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine. In 1921 it became 7th NZ Mounted Rifles (Wellington East Coast) and later still became Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles. It later was absorbed into 2nd Armoured Regiment, 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 10th (Nelson) Mounted Rifles was formed 17 March 1911. As part of the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment it saw action at Gallipoli. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine, 1916/19. In 1921 it became 8th NZ Mounted Rifles (Nelson) and later, The Nelson-Marlborough Mounted Rifles.  29 March 1944 saw them absorbed into 3rd Armoured Regiment.
Click to enlarge 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles was raised 17 March 1911. It saw action at Gallipoli as part of Auckland Mounted Rifle Regiment. That unit was part of the NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade (ANZAC Mtd Division) that served in Sinai & Palestine 1916/1919. It became 9th NZ Mounted Rifles ( North Auckland) in 1921. At a later date it was renamed North Auckland Mounted Rifles. It was absorbed into 1st Armoured Regiment, 29 March 1944.
Click to enlarge 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles was formed 17 March 1911. It was part of Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment so they saw service at Gallipoli, Egypt and were the only NZ Mounted troops in France (1916/1919). They amalgamated with 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) and 7th Southland Mounted Rifles to become the 5th NZ Mounted Rifles. That occurred in 1921.
 

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