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5th Light Horse Brigade

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Active  1918
Allegiance  Australian Crown
Type  Mounted Infantry
Country  Australia  France
Branch  Australian Army
Size  Brigade
5th Light Horse Brigade

The 5th Light Horse Brigade was a mounted infantry brigade of the First Australian Imperial Force, formed in Palestine in July 1918 they served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, as part of the Australian Mounted Division.

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Commander

  • Brigadier General G. M. MacArthur Onslow
  • Formation

  • 14th Light Horse Regiment
  • 15th Light Horse Regiment
  • 16th Regiment Mixte de Marche de Palestine et Syrie (also known as the 1er RĂ©giment Mixte de Cavalerie du Lavant), composed of two squadrons of French Chasseurs d'Afrique and one squadron of Spahis,
  • 2nd New Zealand Machine Gun Squadron
  • 5th Signal Troop
  • B Battery, Honourable Artillery Company attached
  • Battles

  • Battle of Megiddo (1918)
  • Battle of Sharon
  • Battle of Tulkarm
  • References

    5th Light Horse Brigade Wikipedia


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