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3rd Cavalry Division
(3. Kavallerie-Division)
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Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
Active 2 August 1914-November 1916
Disbanded November 1916
Country  German Empire
Branch Army
Type Cavalry
Size Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)
Engagements World War I

The 3rd Cavalry Division (3. Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the German Army in World War I. The division was formed on mobilization of the German Army in August 1914. The division was disbanded in November 1916.

Combat chronicle[edit | edit source]

Initially assigned to IV Cavalry Corps preceding 4th and 5th Armies on the Western Front until December 1914, then occupation duties in Belgium. From 6 April 1915 transferred to Russia and dissolved there on 1 September 1916. Reformed on 9 September 1916 in Hungary and after that in Transylvania. Finally dissolved on November 1916.[1]

A more detailed combat chronicle can be found at the German-language version of this article.

Order of Battle on mobilisation[edit | edit source]

On formation, in August 1914, the component units of the division were:[2]

See: Table of Organisation and Equipment

Changes in organization[edit | edit source]

  • 16th Cavalry Brigade became independent on 1 September 1916
  • 22nd Cavalry Brigade joined 2nd Cavalry Division on 13 August 1916
  • 25th Cavalry Brigade joined 2nd Cavalry Division on 23 September 1916
  • 1st Cavalry Brigade joined on 13 October 1916 from 1st Cavalry Division (renamed Siebenburgishe Cavalry Brigade on 1 June 1917.)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ellis & Cox 1993, p. 126
  2. Cron 2002, p. 301

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914-18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. 
  • Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6. 

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