- 6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles
6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles 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 Engagements World War I
The 6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during World War I as a squadron of the Wellington Mounted Rifle 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.
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
It was remamed the 6th New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Manawatu) in 1921 and later to the simple, Manawatu Rifles ,which It was absorbed into 2nd Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944.
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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