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Tuesday, 15 June 2004
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse Regiment, December 1903
Topic: Militia - LHS - 16/22/3

16th A (SAMR) LH

16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse Regiment

December 1903

Adelaide Cavalry Squadron [1841 - 1844]
Adelaide Mounted Rifles [1844 - 1899]
South Australian Mounted Rifles [1899 - 1903]
16th Australian Light Horse Regiment [1903 - 1912]
22nd Australian Light Horse Regiment [1912 - 1919]
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment [1919 - 1942]
3rd Reconnaissance Company [1942 - 1952]
3rd/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles [1919 - 1943]
3/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles [1952 - ]
 

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1903 Reorganisation, South Australia

The 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment was formed from the following squadrons from the South Australian Mounted Rifles:

No. 1 Squadron - Active

No. 2 Squadron - Mounted Rifles Reserve Force

No. 4 Squadron - Mounted Rifles Reserve Force

No. 5 (Half) Squadron, Narracoorte - Mounted Rifles Reserve Force

Machine Gun Corps

The 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment was envisaged to contain both full time Light Horsemen from No. 1 Squadron, some 72 men including officers and other ranks and three reserve squadrons composed of parrt time soldiers. The other half of No. 5 (Half) Squadron was based at Blackwood but was not incorporated into the 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment.

 

No. 5 (Half) Squadron, Blackwood

The former No. 5 (Half) Squadron, Blackwood (Mounted Rifles Reserve Force) was formed into an independent squadron of the Australian Light Horse and attached to the 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment for training purposes.

 

District

Adelaide and Southern South Australia
Brigade
6th South Australian - Western Australian Brigade
Headquarters
Adelaide
Honorary Colonel
The Right Honorable Algernon Hawkins Thogond Keith-Falconer Earl of Kintore, PC, GCMG.
Commanding Officer 
Lieutenant Colonel George Henry Dean, VD, 5 November 1900.
Adjutant 
Captain Alfred Edward Cook, Boer War Veteran, 30 November 1898.
Quartermaster 
Vacant.
Medical Officer
Captain Frederick David Jermyn, Boer War Veteran, 1 July 1903.
Veterinary Officer
Captain John Desmond, Boer War Veteran, 29 May 1903.
 
 
1st Adelaide (Active) Squadron.
Captain James Hay, 24 May 1900.

Lieutenant Harold Benedict Edwards, 10 March 1899.

Lieutenant Arthur William Simpson, 8 February 1900.

Lieutenant William John Reid Hutchinson, 8 February 1900.

Lieutenant Bently Sievewright Connor, 31 May 1901.

Honorary Lieutenant Gerald Gleeson Ayliffe, 28 February 1901.

 
 
2nd Yankalilla - Myponga - Port Victor Squadron.
Lieutenant Ernest Robert Mayfield, 1 April 1897.

Lieutenant George Vidle James Roper, 18 July 1900.

 
 
3rd Mount Gambier - Millicent Squadron.
Captain Thomas Landsdrowne Browne, 5 November 1900.

Lieutenant Ernest Edward Stuckey, 4 September 1900.

 
 
4th Narracoorte - Lucindale Squadron.
Captain Daniel Findlater, 26 September 1902.

Lieutenant James Douglas Tolmer, Boer War Veteran, 19 December 1903.

 
 
5th Blackwood - Magill - Reynella (Garrison) Squadron
Lieutenant Philip Henry Priestly, Boer War Veteran, 9 May 1900.
 

 

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Further Reading:

16th/22nd/3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, South Australia

Australian Militia Light Horse

   


Citation: 16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse Regiment, December 1903

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