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NZ's First World War horses

Page 9 – Further information

This web feature was written by Imelda Bargas and produced by the NZHistory team.



  • History of the 5th Battery, 2nd NZA/FA Brigade 1914-1918, Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 192?
  • Maj.-Gen. Sir L.J. Blenkinsop and Lt-Col. J.W. Rainey (eds), History of the Great War based on official documents: veterinary services, HM’s Stationery Office, London, 1925
  • Terry Kinloch, Devils on horses: in the words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916–19, Exisle, Auckland, 2007
  • Terry Kinloch, Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand’s Mounted Riflemen, Exisle, Auckland, 2005
  • Don Mackay (ed.), The troopers’ tale: the history of the Otago Mounted Rifles, Turnbull Ross, Gore, 2012
  • Julia Millen, Salute to service: a history of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport and its predecessors 1860-1996, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1997, pp. 96-106
  • Marcus Wilson, A history of New Zealand’s military horse: the experience of the horse in the Anglo-Boer War and World War One, University of Canterbury, 2007

Bulls Museum have a permanent display on Bess and the other horses, including King's saddle.

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated