|1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry)|
|Allegiance||New Zealand Crown|
|Branch||New Zealand Army|
|Part of||New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Engagements||World War I|
The 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during World War I as a squadron of the Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment. They served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I and first saw action during the Battle of Gallipoli.
Great War Battles[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
In 1921 they were amalgamated with the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles and redesignated the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry. By 1942, the regiment, as 1st Light Armoured Fighting Vehicles Regiment (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry), was part of the 5th Division's divisional troops, located at Ashburton.
References[edit | edit source]
- "firstaif". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080724080529/http://www.firstaif.info/pages/nz_mounted.htm. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
- "diggerhistory". http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-nz/nzef.htm. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
- Cooke and Crawford, 2011, 275.
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