|6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles|
|Active||1911 - 1921|
|Allegiance||New Zealand Crown|
|Branch||New Zealand Army|
|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[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]
Notable Unit Members[edit | edit source]
- Major Norman Frederick Hastings, DSO, mid, Légion d'honneur, Officer Commanding the 6th (Manawatu) Squadron, Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment who died of wounds after the attack on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli in August 1915.
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