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9th Cavalry Division
(9. Kavallerie-Division)
Stab einer Division.svg
Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
Active 2 August 1914 – 3 March 1918
Disbanded 3 March 1918
Country  German Empire
Branch Army
Type Cavalry
Size Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)
Engagements World War I

The 9th Cavalry Division (9. 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 dissolved in March 1918.

Combat chronicle[edit | edit source]

Initially assigned to II Cavalry Corps preceding 1st and 2nd Armies on the Western Front until 27 November 1914, then to Russia. Dismounted in October 1916 and dissolved on 3 March 1918.[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]

  • 13th Cavalry Brigade Staff on 8 February 1916 joined the Warsaw General Government as Cavalry Inspector.
  • 14th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 23 February 1918
  • 19th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 8 April 1917

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ellis & Cox 1993, p. 126
  2. Cron 2002, p. 300

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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