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Wednesday, 30 June 2004
16th/22nd/3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, Contents
Topic: Militia - LHS - 16/22/3

16th/22nd/3rd  A (SAMR) LH

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

Contents

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 - ]
 

Equis Armis Virtute - By Horses, arms and Virtue

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

Allied with: King Edward's Horse (The King's Overseas Dominions Regiment).

 

History

Below is a brief historical outline from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935,  Unpublished MSS, c.1936, p. 3.

The flame which kindled the fire bringing the regiment into existence dates back to the year 1841 when a Squadron of Cavalry was raised in Adelaide. During 1844 a small reorganisation was effected brining forth the Adelaide Mounted Rifle Corps, which, by 1867 was composed of four troops, vis. No. 1 Molong Troop; No. 2 Strathalbyn Troop; No. 3 Adelaide Troop and No. 4 Reedbeds Troop. In 1899 the Adelaide Mounted Rifle Corps had become the South Australian Mounted Rifles and No 3 Adelaide Troop became No. 1 Squadron, together with portion of troops at Yankalilla, Inman Valley and Victor Harbor. By 1901 the No. 1 troop at Adelaide became the active portion of the mounted rifles the remainder being styled the reserves. In the Federal reorganisation of 1903 No. 1 Squadron (active) and No. 2, 4 and 5 Squadrons (reserve) were formed into a regiment styled 16th Australian Light Horse Regiment (South Australian Mounted Rifles) with four Squadrons, also an attached squadron designated No. 5 Squadron. At the reorganisation of 1912 Nos. 2, 3 and, 4 Squadrons of the 16th, A.L.H. Regiment, together with No. 4 Squadron of the 17th. A.L.H. Regiment became the 22nd Light Horse (SAMR)  whilst No. 1 Squadron of the 16th formed the nucleus of the 23rd. Light Horse (q.v.). The other changes which followed this regiment did not occur until 1918 when the 22nd. Light horse continued as the 3rd. Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) and as such it continued until the Divisional re-organisation of 1921 when part of the 3rd. Light Horse Regiment and part of the 30th. Light Horse Regiment became designated 3rd. Light Horse Regiment (South Australian Mounted Rifles).


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History

 

Regimental Structure 1903 -1920

This section explores the evolution of the Regiment from its first origins as a Commonwealth formation. Each year maps the movement of men and often locations of the various Squadrons and Troops. To get the flavour of the Regiment, it is best to begin the journey at 1903 and follow though each year till 1920.

South Australian Mounted Rifles

16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse , June 1903

 

16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse

16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, December 1903
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1904
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1905
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1906
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1907
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1908
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1909
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1910
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1911
16th Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, June 1912

 

22nd (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse 

22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, December 1912

1912 Nominal Roll

22nd Australian Light Horse, HQ, MGS and "A" Squadron, 1912 

22nd Australian Light Horse, "B" Squadron, 1912 

22nd Australian Light Horse,  "C" Squadron, 1912 

 
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1913
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1914
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1915
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1916
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1917
22nd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1918

 

3rd (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse 

3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1919
3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, 1920

 

Great War

16th/22nd/3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, Service in the Great War 

 

Roll of Honour

16th/22nd/3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, Roll of Honour
Lest we forget. 

 

 

Further Reading:

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

16th/22nd/3rd Australian (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, Roll of Honour

Militia Light Horse, South Australia

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


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