3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles

3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles

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dates= 1911 - 1921
country= New Zealand
allegiance= New Zealand Crown
branch= New Zealand Army
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role= Mounted
size= Regiment
command_structure= New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
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The 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during the Great War as a squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rilfe Regiment. They served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I and first saw action during the Battle of Gallipoli.As a part of the larger New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (of the Anzac Mounted Division) they went on to serve in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. [cite web|title=firstaif|url=http://www.firstaif.info/pages/nz_mounted.htm] [cite web|title=diggerhistory|url=http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-nz/nzef.htm]

Great War Battles

*Battle of Gallipoli
*Battle of Romani
*Battle of Magdhaba
*Battle of Rafa.
*First Battle of Gaza
*Second Battle of Gaza
*Third Battle of Gaza
*Battle of Beersheba
*Battle of Megiddo (1918)

Between the Wars

They were remaned the 3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Auckland) in 1921. This was later changed to Auckland (East Coast) Mounted Rifles.Which became part of the 1st Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944. [cite web|title=firstaif|url=http://www.firstaif.info/pages/nz_mounted.htm]

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