Mounted Rifles units

Page 9 – Further information

This article was written by Tim Shoebridge with the assistance Gareth Phipps and produced by the NZHistory team. 

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Corbett, D.A, The regimental badges of New Zealand (Auckland: Ray Richards, 1980, 2nd edition)

Kinloch, Terry, Devils on horses: in the words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916–19 (Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2007)

Kinloch, Terry, Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand’s mounted riflemen (Auckland: Exisle Publishing, 2005)

Mackay, Don, The troopers’ tale: a history of the Otago Mounted Rifles (Dunedin: Turnbull Ross Publishing, 2012)

McGibbon, Ian, New Zealand’s Western Front campaign (Auckland: Bateman, 2016)

Moore, A. Briscoe, The mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine: the story of New Zealand’s crusaders (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1920; reprinted by Naval & Military Press, Uckfield, East Sussex, 2003)

Nicol, C.G., The story of two campaigns: official war history of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914–1919 (Auckland: Wilson & Horton, 1921; reprinted by Naval & Military Press, Uckfield, East Sussex, n.d.)

Oldham, Geoffrey P., Badges and insignia of the New Zealand Army (Henderson: the author, 2011)

Powles, C.G., The history of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 1914–1919 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1928; Naval & Military Press, Uckfield, East Sussex, 200?)

Powles, C.G., The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922)

Thomas, Malcolm, and Cliff Lord, New Zealand Army distinguishing patches 1911–1991, part one (Wellington: the authors, 1995)

Wilkie, A.H., Official war history of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914–1919 (Naval & Military Press, Uckfield, East Sussex, 2003)

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Murray Belchamber (ex Sgt) TF

Posted: 31 Aug 2021

I transferred into 2 armoured Sqn Waikato as their Medic from 1st Field Ambulance and remained with that unit until it was disbanded to merge with QA (Wai/WEC) I went on from there to 1 NZ Scots and eventually to @ Cant NMWC
I now read several references to QA Squadron but no clear indication of the origin of the name (Queen Alexandra's). How was it bestowed?

Marie Kirkup

Posted: 25 Apr 2020

Could anyone shed light on why my grandfather was at School of Farriery at an Artillery Training Depot in Gloucester on 23/01/1918.? He was fighting on the Western Front