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Wellington Mounted Rifles on Gallipoli


Soldiers of the Wellington Mounted Rifles ‘at the foot of Chunuk Bair, going out to Hill 60’, Gallipoli Peninsula, 1915.

Very few horses were landed on Gallipoli because of the lack of space for them, the nature of the terrain and the shortage of water. The men of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade served as infantry on Gallipoli after landing in May 1915. Their riding horses remained at Zeitoun Camp in Egypt.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference no: PAColl-1655-2-14-1
Photographer: Sergeant James Cornelius Read
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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