Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment

Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment

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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 Canterbury 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 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) and the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles.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

In 1921 they were amalgamated with the 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles and was redesignated the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. Which became part of 3rd Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944. [cite web|title=firstaif|url=http://www.firstaif.info/pages/nz_mounted.htm]

References


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