- Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment
Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment Active 1911 - 1921 Country New Zealand Allegiance New Zealand Crown Branch New Zealand Army Role Mounted Size Regiment Part of New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
New Zealand Division
Engagements Great War
The Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment was a New Zealand Mounted Regiment formed for service during the Great War. It was formed from units of the Territorial Force consisting of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) the 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. They saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and was later withdrawn to Egypt. They later left the brigade and served in served in France with the New Zealand Division becoming the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.
Great War Battles
- Battle of Gallipoli
- Battle of Flers - Courcelette. 15 - 22 Sep 1916.
- Battle of Morval. 25 - 28 Sep 1916.
- Battle of Le Transloy. 1 - 18 Oct 1916.
- Battle of Messines. 7 - 14 Jun 1917.
- Battle of Polygon Wood. 26 Sep - 3 Oct 1917.
- Battle of Broodseinde. 4 Oct 1917.
- Battle of Passchendaele. 12 Oct 1917.
- Battle of Arras. 28 Mar 1918.
- Battle of the Ancre. 5 Apr 1918.
- Battle of Albert. 21 - 23 Aug 1918.
- Battle of Bapaume. 31 Aug - 3 Sep 1918.
- Battle of Havrincourt. 12 Sep 1918.
- Battle of the Canal du Nord. 27 Sep - 1 Oct 1918.
- Battle of Cambrai. 8 - 9 Oct 1918.
- Pursuit to the Selle. 9 - 12 Oct 1918.
- Battle of the Selle. 17 - 25 Oct 1918.
- Battle of the Sambre. 4 Nov 1918, including the Capture of Le Quesnoy.
New Zealand Great War Mounted Regiments
1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) • Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles • 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles • 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles • 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) • 6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles • 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles • 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles • 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles • 10th (Nelson) Mounted Rifles • 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles • 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles • Auckland Mounted Rifle Regiment• Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment • Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment • Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment
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