3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles

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3rd (Auckland) 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 World War I
Middle Eastern Theatre during the Great War

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.[1][2]

Great War Battles[edit]

Between the Wars[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "firstaif". 
  2. ^ "diggerhistory". Archived from the original on 2010-04-27.