9th Cavalry Division (German Empire)

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9th Cavalry Division
(9. Kavallerie-Division)
Stab einer Division.svg
Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
Active 2 August 1914 – 3 March 1918
Disbanded 3 March 1918
Country  German Empire
Branch Army
Type Cavalry
Size Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)
Engagements World War I

The 9th Cavalry Division (9. Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the German Army in World War I. The division was formed on the mobilization of the German Army in August 1914. The division was dissolved in March 1918.

Combat chronicle[edit]

It was initially assigned to II Cavalry Corps, which preceded the 1st and 2nd Armies on the Western Front. On 27 November 1914, it was transferred to Russia. It was dismounted in October 1916 and dissolved on 3 March 1918.[1]

A more detailed combat chronicle can be found at the German-language version of this article.

Order of Battle on mobilisation[edit]

On formation, in August 1914, the component units of the division were:[2]

See: Table of Organisation and Equipment

Changes in organization[edit]

  • 13th Cavalry Brigade Staff on 8 February 1916 joined the Warsaw General Government as the Cavalry Inspectorate
  • 14th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 23 February 1918
  • 19th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 8 April 1917

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis & Cox 1993, p. 126
  2. ^ Cron 2002, p. 300

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914–18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1. 
  • Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6.