Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles

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Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles
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
Engagements Great War
Middle Eastern Theatre during the Great War

The Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles was formed on March 17, 1911. They were mobilised during the Great War as a squadron of the Wellington 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.[1][2]

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Between the Wars[edit]

In 1921 it became the 2nd New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Queen Alexandra's Wellington West Coast) and later still became Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles.[1]

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