New Zealand. Army. Otago Mounted Rifles

A New Zealand Mounted Regiment formed for service during the Great War. It was formed from units of the Territorial Force consisting of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) the 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. They saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and was later withdrawn to Egypt. They later left the brigade and served in served in France with the New Zealand Division becoming the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.

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Date: 1980 - 2009 Ref: Eph-A-WAR-WI-Reunions-1980/2009 Description: Includes: 1980: Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment re-union 1980. Dunedin 10th, 1th, 12th October 1980. Programme 2006: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' A...
Date: 1964 - 1968 Ref: Eph-A-WAR-WI-Reunions-1960s Description: Includes: 1964: New Zealand Main Body 1st NZEF. 50th Reunion. The Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 18 October 1964. Lest we forget. Order of service (...
Date: 29 Jan 1916-8 Feb 1917 By: Williamson, George Pringle, 1893-1970 Ref: MS-Papers-8888 Description: Diary covers the period 29 Jan 1916 to 8 Feb 1917 while he was serving as Corpural in the Otago Mounted Rifles on the Western Front. The diary contains desc...
Prime Minister William Massey meets the Otago Mounted Rifles in France, World War I
Date: 3 Jul 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013386-G Description: Prime Minister William Massey shakes hands with the commanding officer of the Otago Mounted Rifles before inspecting them during World War I. View from behin...
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Date: 24 Sep 1994 From: History of the Army in New Zealand during World War II By: Bisphan, Bernard Arnold, 1922-2007 Ref: OHInt-0571/05 Description: Bernard Arnold Bisphan born Glentunnel, Selwyn District, 1922. Recalls volunteering for Air Force at the age of 18 years and spending two months training at ...
Date: 21 Sep 1994 From: History of the Army in New Zealand during World War II By: Familton, Arthur Lawrence, active 1941-1994 Ref: OHInt-0571/12 Description: Arthur Lawrence Familton born Oamaru. Recalls joining band in Oamaru in 1917 at the age of 12 years and serving band of Otago Mounted Rifles until World War ...
Soldiers occupying a trench during the Gallipoli campaign
Date: 1915 From: Read, James Cornelius, 1871-1968: Images of the Gallipoli campaign Ref: 1/4-058131-F Description: Probably soldiers of the Wellington Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, occupying a trench on Table Top, Gallipoli, during the night of August ...
Prime Minister Massey and Sir Joseph Ward inspect the Otago Mounted Rifles, France
Date: 3 Jul 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013351-G Description: Prime Minister William Massey inspecting the Otago Mounted Rifles. Accompanied by an officer, Massey walks along a line of riders and mounts towards the cam...
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Date: 1914-1918 By: Fraser family Ref: MS-Group-2081 Description: Collection comprises correspondence, postcards and photographs of the brothers Vincent ('Vin') Livingstone Fraser and William ('Billy') Fraser, top their fat...
Date: 1885-1917 By: Westmacott, Herbert Horatio Spencer, 1885-1960 Ref: Micro-MS-0847 Description: Detailed memoirs cover childhood and youth in South Canterbury, the family's move to the King Country ca 1913, military service in World War I, including Gal...
Soldiers of the Otago Mounted Rifles parading past William Massey at Oessy, France
Date: July 1918 From: Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918 Ref: 1/2-013350-G Description: Soldiers of the Otago Mounted Rifles parading past William Fergusson Massey and others at Oessy, France, July 1918. Photograph taken by Henry Armytage Sander...
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Date: 1914-1917 From: Dominion Museum : Historical material Ref: MS-Papers-9863-03 Description: Comprises letter from Col Bauchop to E C Walmesley, thanking him for his work in the stores department; also three photographs described as `two photographs ...