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New South Wales Mounted Brigade
Active 1893–??
Country  New South Wales
Allegiance British Empire
Type Mounted Infantry
Engagements Second Boer War

The New South Wales Mounted Brigade was a mounted infantry brigade of the Colony of New South Wales.

History[edit | edit source]

The brigade was formed on 1 August 1893, consisting of the New South Wales Cavalry (Lancers) and the New South Wales Mounted Rifles.[1] The brigade expanded in 1897 with the addition of the 1st Australian Horse.

Structure[edit | edit source]

At formation in 1893, the brigade had the following structure:[1]

New South Wales Cavalry (Lancers)
Commanding Officer: (vacant), Adjutant: Captain George Leonard Lee
  • 1st Squadron – Commanding Officer: Captain Alexander James Dodds
    • Sydney
    • Parramatta
  • 2nd Squadron – Commanding Officer: Captain John J. Walters
    • Illawarra
    • West Camden
  • 3rd Squadron – Commanding Officer: Captain W. Cracknell
    • Hunter River
  • 4th Squadron – Commanding Officer: Captain C.E. Taylor
    • Lismore
    • Richmond River
New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Commanding Officer: Major Harry Lassetter – Adjutant: Captain Henry Glendower Bodysham Sparrow
  • 1st Company – Commanding Officer: Captain A.F. Lloyd
    • Liverpool
    • Campbelltown
  • 2nd Company – Commanding Officer: Captain John Macquarie Antill
    • Picton
    • Camden
  • 3rd Company – Commanding Officer: Captain Frederick Bland
    • Bega
    • Queanbeyan
  • 4th Company – Commanding Officer: Captain Charles Henry Edward Chauvel
    • Tenterfield
    • Inverell

The structure of the 1st Australian Horse added to the brigade in 1897, was as follows:

1st Australian Horse
Commanding Officer: Captain James Alexander Kenneth Mackay – Adjutant: Lieutenant R. R. Thompson
  • A squadron
    • Murrumburrah
    • Cootamundra
    • Gundagai
  • B squadron
    • Goulburn
    • Braidwood-Araluen
    • Michelago-Bredbo
    • Bungendore
  • C squadron
    • Mudgee
    • Rylstone
    • Lue
  • D squadron
    • Scone
    • Belltrees
    • Muswellbrook
  • E squadron
    • Armidale
    • Tamworth
    • Gunnedah
    • Boggabri

Commanding officer[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Military Matters". Evening News (Sydney), Thursday 20 July 1893, p.2. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113724452. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 

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