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8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles

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Active  1911–1921
Allegiance  New Zealand Crown
Role  Mounted
Country  New Zealand
Branch  New Zealand Army
Size  Regiment
8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles

The 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during World War I as a squadron of the Canterbury 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

    In 1921 they amalgamated with the 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) and became the 1st New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry).


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