Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment

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Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment
Otago Mounted Rifles, France, 1918.jpg
Prime Minister William Massey and Sir Joseph Ward inspect the Otago Mounted Rifles, France, 3 July 1918
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
New Zealand Division
Engagements Great War
Regimental Guidon of the Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment in First Church of Otago, Dunedin, listing eleven battle honours[1]

The Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment was a New Zealand Mounted Regiment formed for service during the Great War. It was formed from units of the Territorial Force consisting of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars), the 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. They saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and was later withdrawn to Egypt. They later left the brigade and served in France with the New Zealand Division becoming the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.

Great War Battles[edit]


  1. ^ "Otago Mounted Rifles". New Zealand Mounted Rifles Association. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mackay, Don, ed. (2012). The Troopers Tale - The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles. Turnbull Ross Publishing. ISBN 9780473204624.