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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

Middle Eastern Theatre during the Great War

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.[1][2]

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Between the Wars[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

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