Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles
|Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles|
|Allegiance||New Zealand Crown|
|Branch||New Zealand Army|
|Part of||New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade|
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.
Great War Battles
- Battle of Gallipoli
- Battle of Romani
- Battle of Magdhaba
- Battle of Rafa.
- First Battle of Gaza
- Second Battle of Gaza
- Third Battle of Gaza
- Battle of Beersheba
- Battle of Megiddo (1918)
Between the Wars
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.