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3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles

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Active  1911–1921
Allegiance  New Zealand Crown
Role  Mounted
Country  New Zealand
Branch  New Zealand Army
Size  Regiment
3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles

The 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during the First World War as a squadron of the Auckland Mounted Rifles 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

  • 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

    They were renamed the 3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Auckland) in 1921. This was later changed to Auckland (East Coast) Mounted Rifles, which became part of the 1st Armoured Regiment on 29 March 1944.


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