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Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment
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
New Zealand Division
Engagements Great War

Regimental Guidon of the Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment in First Church of Otago, Dunedin, listing eleven battle honours[1]

The Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment was a New Zealand Mounted Regiment formed for service during the Great War. It was formed from units of the Territorial Force consisting of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) the 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. They saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and was later withdrawn to Egypt. They later left the brigade and served in served in France with the New Zealand Division becoming the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.

Great War Battles[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Otago Mounted Rifles". New Zealand Mounted Rifles Association. http://www.nzmr.org/otago.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

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