Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles

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Queen Alexandra's 2nd (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles
Active1911–1921
CountryNew Zealand
AllegianceNew Zealand Crown
BranchNew Zealand Army
RoleMounted
SizeRegiment
Part ofNew Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
EngagementsGreat War
Middle Eastern Theatre during the Great War

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.[1][2]

Great War Battles[edit]

Between the Wars[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

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