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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Anzac MD, Contents
Topic: AIF - DMC - Anzac MD

Anzac MD, AIF

Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division

Contents

 

 

This topic gives details as to the formation and operation of the Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, initially shortened to the A & NZ MD but later known as the Anzac MD. It was formed in February 1916 specifically to defend the Suez Canal from attack from the Ottoman troops.

To view an outline of its history regarding this formation, its emergence and composition, this is detailed in the section on the Australian Light Horse Order of Battle. The full Order of Battle can be viewed at the following link:

Australian Light Horse Order of Battle

 

Historical Outline

Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division Outline.

 

Individual Units

The individual formations that comprised the Anzac MD were many. Put together at any one time and there was about 7,000 mounted men in the Division. Below is a guide to the individual units.

Division

Anzac Mounted Division

Brigades

New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade

2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade

3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade

Regiments

Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZMRB, Outline

Wellington Mounted Rifles, NZMRB, Outline

Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZMRB, Outline

1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

 

Documents

Reports February 1918

Anzac Mounted Division Daily Reports, February 1918

Anzac Mounted Division Daily Reports, February 1918, Album Contents 

 

 

War Diary

The War Diary of this Corps isavailable on the Australian War Memorial Website at this address:

General Staff, Headquarters ANZAC Mounted Division.

 

Jifjafa Raid, 10-14 April 1916

Anzac Mounted Division, AIF, War Diary Account

el Qatiya, 23 April 1916

 

Romani, 4-5 August 1916

General Staff Headquarters, Anzac Mounted Division, AIF, War Diary Account

Anzac Mounted Division Artillery, AIF, War Diary Account
 

Bir el Abd, 9 August 1916

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, Headquarters, Anzac Mounted Division, AIF, War Diary Account 

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, General Staff Headquarters, Anzac Mounted Division, AIF, War Diary Account

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, Anzac MD Post Battle Unit Deployment Map 

 

Bir el Mazar, 17 September 1916

Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, General Staff HQ, Anzac MD, AIF, War Diary Account

RHA HQ, Anzac MD, AIF, War Diary Account  

 

Magdahba, 23 December 1916

General Staff Headquarters, Anzac Mounted Division, AIF, War Diary Account

Anzac Mounted Division Artillery, AIF, War Diary Account

 

Rafa, 9 January 1917 

Secret Special Instructions

Anzac Mounted Division, Order No. 69

Anzac Mounted Division Special Instructions

Anzac Mounted Division Battle Chronology, 8 - 11 January 1917

Anzac Mounted Division Signals Chronology 

Signals

Signal 0832

Signal 1054 

Signal 1435

Signal 1645

Signal 2359

 

 

Battles

1916

The Jifjafa Raid, Sinai, April 10 to 14, 1916

Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916.

Bir el Abd, Sinai, August 9, 1916.

El Mazar, Sinai, September 17, 1916.

El Arish, Sinai, December 20, 1916.

Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916.

1917

Rafa, Sinai, January 9, 1917.

First Gaza, Palestine, March 26 to 27, 1917.

Second Gaza, Palestine, April 19, 1917.
El Auja, Palestine, May 23, 1917.
Beersheba, Palestine, October 31, 1917.

Khuweilfe, Palestine, November 1 to 8, 1917.
Tel es Sheria, Palestine, November 7, 1917.
Huj, Palestine, November 8, 1917. 

1918

First Amman, Palestine, March 27 to 30, 1918.

Es Salt, Palestine, April 30 to May 3, 1918.

Abu Tellul, Palestine, July 14, 1918.

Megiddo, Palestine, September 19 to 21, 1918.

Second Amman, Palestine, September 25, 1918.

1919

The Egyptian Rebellion, Egypt, 13 March to 10 April 1919

 

Routine Orders

One of the best sources of information available for understanding the immediate challenges facing a regiment is to be found in the Routine Orders. They are a wealth of detail. The Routine Orders provide an unvarnished history of the Regiment.

Reconnaissance to Muksheib by Captain Wearne, 8th Light Horse Regiment

Memorandum

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, Page 1

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, Page 2

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, 16 March 1916, Page 1

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, 16 March 1916, Page 2

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, 19 March 1916, Page 1

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, 19 March 1916, Page 2

Memorandum on reconnaissance to Muksheib, 19 March 1916

 

Report

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 1

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 2

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 3

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 4

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 5

Report on reconnaissance to Muksheib by Capt Wearne, Page 6

 

Special Orders to establish a Signals Station

Special Orders to establish a Signals Station, 9 May 1916, Page 1
Special Orders to establish a Signals Station, 9 May 1916, Page 2

 

Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd

Memorandum 

Memorandum on proposed Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 5 May 1916, Page 1

Memorandum on proposed Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 5 May 1916, Page 2

Memorandum on proposed Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 5 May 1916, Page 1

Memorandum on proposed Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 5 May 1916, Page 2

 

Report 

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 1

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 2

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 3

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 1

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 2

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 3

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Page 4

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Map 1

Report on Reconnaissance to Bir el Abd, 9 May 1916, Map 2  

 

Other orders and reports

Movement Order

Movement order from Hill 70 to Bir Et Maler, 9 May 1916, Page 1

Movement Order to Hill 70, 13 May 1916

 Memorandum  

Chauvel Order for a Reconnaissance to Bir el Bayud, 13 May 1916

Chauvel Order for a Reconnaissance to Bir el Bayud, 13 May 1916, page 2.

 Memorandum  

Reconnaissance to Hod el Gedaidia, 14 May 1916, page 1.

Reconnaissance to Hod el Gedaidia, 14 May 1916, page 2.

Movement Order 

Orders for the relief of the 155th Infantry Brigade by the 12th LHR, 14 May 1916, page 1.

Movement Order 

Scottish Horse Movement Order cancelled, 14 May 1916  

Movement Order 

Movement Order for the 12th Light Horse Regiment, 14 May 1916

Report  

Report on the reconnaissance to Hod el Sagia, 17 May 1916, page 1.

Report on the reconnaissance to Hod el Sagia, 17 May 1916, page 2.

Movement Order  

Movement Order for the NZMRB to occupy Oghratina, 17 May 1916
Report  
Report by 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 May 1916

Memorandum 

Memorandum on 4th Royal Scots Establishment, 14 June 1916, Page 1

 

Roll of Honour

Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Anzac MD, Roll of Honour 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:

Anzac Mounted Division, AIF

Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division, Anzac MD, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


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