7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles

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7th (Southland) 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

World War I

The 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles was raised on 17 March 1911. During World War I they formed part of the Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment and served in the Battle of Gallipoli and was then withdrawn to Egypt. They would later serve in France, with the New Zealand Division.

Great War Battles[edit]

Between the Wars[edit]

They amalgamated with the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles to become the 5th New Zealand Mounted Rifles in 1921.[1][2]


  1. ^ "firstaif". Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. 
  2. ^ "diggerhistory". Archived from the original on 2010-04-27.