Topic: Militia - LH
Australian Militia - Light Horse
Australian Light Horse Regiments, Militia, 1914
Below is a list of all the light horse regiments in existence within the Commonwealth as at 1 January 1914. Each light horse regiment that was operational has a link which goes to the blog entry for that particular unit. The entry will usually have a small history attached and some detail about the regiment including the locations of the various squadrons and troops. In addition, each entry has a list of officers active as at 1 January 1914. The officers who were known to have enlisted or sought commissions within the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during the Great War are linked to their Service File at the National Archives of Australia, allowing the reader to immediatly access the service information about this person.
It is evident that a number of light horse regiments were not operational. These were reserved numbers until it was decided to raise that particular formation. This process was interupted by the advent of the war some eight months later and so never actually occurred. To indicate the formations that were not filled, the term "Vacant" is placed next to the regimental number.
8th Light Horse (Vacant)
10th Light Horse (Vacant)
12th Light Horse (Vacant)
14th Light Horse (Vacant)
18th Light Horse (Vacant)
21st Light Horse (Vacant)29th Light Horse
Citation: Australian Light Horse Regimental list for 1914