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Wednesday, 1 December 2004
5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1917
Topic: Militia - LHN - 6/5/12

5th ALH

5th Australian (New England) Light Horse

1917

Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
6th Australian (Australian Horse) Light Horse [1903 - 1906]
6th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse [1907 - 1912]
5th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1912 - 1918]
12th Australian (New England Light Horse) Light Horse Regiment [1919 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1942]
12th (New England Light Horse) Armoured Car Regiment [1942 - 1943]
12th/16th (Hunter River Lancers) Armoured Car Regiment [1948 - ]

Virtutis Fortuna Comes - Fortune is the Companion of Valour

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

 

District

New England

Division

1st Division

Brigade

2nd Brigade 

Headquarters

Armidale.

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable William Lygon Earl Beauchamp, KCMG.

Commanding Officer

Major Percy Phipps Abbott, 22 June 1908, Tenure of command from 8 July 1913 to 7 July 1918, Away on AIF service.

Major Thomas Norman Johnstone, 1 June 1916, Temporary Commanding Officer from 17 March 1915.Major Percy Phipps Abbott, 22 June 1908, Tenure of command from 8 July 1913 to 7 July 1918.

Adjutant

Lieutenant Richard Dudly Holman, Army and Instructional Staff, 30 October 1914, Away on AIF service.   

Lieutenant George Thomas Sims, 1 July 1915. 


Quartermaster

Honorary Lieutenant Herbert James Godfrey, 1 February 1912. 

Medical Officer

Captain Arthur Joseph Mackenzie, Temporary Major, 5 March 1912.

 

 

Machine Gun Section

Armidale

Lieutenant Basil Preston, 13 September 1915.  

 

 

"A" Squadron, Tenterfleld - Glen Innes - Guyra.

Major Frithiof Valdemar Wikner, 1 August 1916.

Major Frederick Norris Lowther-Crofton, 20 September 1916.

Captain Harold Fletcher White, 16 April 1914, Away on AIF service.

Captain James Frederick White, Honorary Major, 1 June 1915, Away on AIF service.

Lieutenant Michael Frederick Bruxner, 1 July 1915, Away on AIF service.  

Lieutenant Percy John Reid, 7 July 1915.   

Lieutenant Martin Heagney, 1 October 1915.

 

 

"B" Squadron, Tamworth - Armidale - Manilla.

Captain John Lorimer Gibson Johnstone, 28 June 1912, Away on AIF service.

Captain Robert Furnifull Craigie, 1 July 1915, Away on AIF service.  

Captain Linden Howard Russell Higinbotham, 1 June 1916, Away on AIF service.

Lieutenant Frank Augustus Chaffey, 1 July 1915, Away on AIF service.

Lieutenant Harold Charles Veness, 1 July 1915.

 

 

"C" Squadron, Inverell - Moree - Narrabri.

Lieutenant Walter Blomfield Brown, 1 July 1915. 

Lieutenant Paul Meziere de Lepervanche, 7 July 1915, Away on AIF service.   

Lieutenant Kenneth Powell Stutchbury, 7 July 1915, Away on AIF service.

Lieutenant Norman Scott MacMillan, 7 July 1915, Away on AIF service. 

Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Jardine, 13 September 1915, Away on AIF service. 

Lieutenant Alfred William Woollett, 1 January 1916.

 

 

Previous: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1916

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Further Reading:

6th/5th/12th Australian (New England) Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 5th Australian (New England) Light Horse Regiment, 1917

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 2:33 PM EADT
28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1917
Topic: Militia - LHN - 28

28th ALH

28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

1917

 

New South Wales Lancers and New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
1st Australian Light Horse and 2nd Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
28th (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1921]
21st (Illawarra) Australian Light Horse [1921 - 1929]
1/21st Australian Light Horse [1929 - 1936]
1st Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1936 - 1939]
1st Machine Gun Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1939 - 1941]
1st Motor Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1941 - 1942]
1st Australian Armoured Regiment, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1942]
Australian Armoured Corps, AIF, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1942 - 1948]
1st Armoured Regiment, Royal New South Wales Lancers [1948 - 1949]
1st Royal New South Wales Lancers [1949 - 1952]
1/15 Royal New South Wales Lancers [1952 - ]


 

Royal New South Wales Lancers Badge

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

District

South Coast New South Wales

Brigade

Vacant

Headquarters

West Kogarah

Honorary Colonel

Vacant

Commanding Officer

Captain Colin Dunmore Fuller, 21 January 1908, Tenure of Command from 1 July 1912 to 30 June 1917, Absent on AIF Service.

Major Patrick Connolly, 1 August 1916, Temporary Commanding Officer from 2 March 1915.

Adjutant

Captain Percy Cureton, 12 December 1914.

Quartermaster

Captain William Melanchthon Bennetts, 12 July 1915.

Medical Officer

Captain Karl Randolph Wilhelm Georgs, 31 January 1911.

Veterinary Officer

Vacant.

 

 

"A" Squadron, Albion Park - Jamberoo - Unanderra

Lieutenant John Augustine Raftery, 9 September 1912.

Lieutenant Charles Ziems, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Theodore James Grey, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Frederick Brownlee, Boer War Veteran, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Montague Ambrose Brown, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Henry Ardagh Tomkins, 14 February 1916.

Lieutenant William Darcy Dunster, 10 November 1915.

 

 

"B" Squadron, Canterbury - Kogarah

Major Sydney James Shillington, 1 December 1914, Absent on AIF Service.

Captain Phillip Arthur Chambers, 16 January 1913, Absent on AIF Service.

Captain Stephen Norman McLean, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Harald William Baker, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Hubert Leslie Primrose, 15 October 1915.

Lieutenant Clarence James Lyle West, 1 January 1916.

Lieutenant Harold Ireland Johnson, 16 December 1914.

Lieutenant Albert Edward Jackson, 1 June 1916.

Lieutenant William Victor Russell, 1 June 1916.

Lieutenant William John Adams, 1 June 1916.

 

 

"C"  Squadron, Milton - Berry

Major Patrick Connolly, 1 August 1916, Temporary Commanding Officer from 2 March 1915.

Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Cork, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant John Maloney, 1 August 1915.

Lieutenant Edward Spencer Hordern, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Robert Ernest McClelland, 14 February 1916.

 

 

"D" Squadron, Moss Vale - Robertson

Lieutenant Leslie James Brooker, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Arthur John Scott Lindsay, 28 August 1916.

 

 

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28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse

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Citation: 28th Australian (Illawarra) Light Horse, 1917


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 28 May 2010 10:26 AM EADT
11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, 1917
Topic: Militia - LHN - 3/11/7

11th ALH

11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse

1917

1st (Volunteer) Australian Horse [1897 - 1903]
1st Australian Horse (Boer War) [1899 - 1901]
3rd (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1935]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1936-1937]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse [1937 - 1942]
7th (Australian Horse) Australian Motor Regiment [1942 - 1943]
7th/21st (Australian Horse) Recce Regiment [1948 - 1949]
7th/21st Australian Horse [1949 - 1957]

Hearth and Home

South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

District

Southern New South Wales

Division

1st Division.

Brigade

3rd Brigade, Southern and Western New South Wales

Headquarters

Goulburn

Honorary Colonel  

The Right Honorable W Earl Beauchamp, KCMG

Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel JM Arnott, (1 December 1912) tenure from 1 December 1912 to 30 November 1918 - On AIF duties.
Captain WU Alley (4 January 1907), temporary Commanding Officer commencing from 18 October 1914.

Adjutant 

Lieutenant GC Somerville, (1 July 1913), A& I Staff - On AIF duties.
Captain FR Wedd (16 April 1915) - acting.

Quartermaster 

Honorary Lieutenant A Taunton (22 July 1912)

Medical Officer

Captain WAH Burkitt

Veterinary Officer

Vacant

Area Officers

Captain FR Wedd (12 February 1906)

Captain NB Taylor (1 December 1916)

Captain E Twynam (31 May 1913) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant W Beck (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant T Smith (1 July 1915)

 

 

Machine Gun Section:

Yass

Lieutenant SC Sleeman (1 July 1915)

 

"A" Squadron, Goulburn - CrookwellMurrumburrah - Wallendbeen.

Major TP Allsopp (1 August 1916)

Captain SF Betts (1 May 1916)

Lieutenant FK Chisholm (1 March 1915)

Lieutenant WM Chisholm (1 March 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant JH Huxley  (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant HOC Maddrell (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant AD Reid (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.
 

"B" Squadron,  Bega - Cooma - Bungendore - Queanbeyan.

Captain TEWW Irwin (31 March 1913) - On AIF duties.

Captain SA Margoschis (1 April 1914)

Captain FDW Oatley (16 February 1914) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant CH Bate (1 July 1915)

Lieutenant HJ Howard (1 July 1915)

Lieutenant JL McNamara (13 September 1915)

Lieutenant AA Powell (12 July 1915)

Lieutenant HBR Ritchie (1 July 1915)

Lieutenant TLF Rutledge (1 April 1914) - On AIF duties.
 
"C" Squadron, Cootamundra - Grenfell - Adelong - Tumut.  
Captain RK Richards (16 August 1905)

Lieutenant DG Cross (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant WPC Greene (1 July 1915)  

Lieutenant GHL Harris (1 July 1915) - On AIF duties.

Lieutenant RCM Reynolds (12 July 1915)

Lieutenant MD Russell (1 July 1915)
 
"D" Squadron, Narrandera - Ganmain - Coolamon.
Vacant.
 
 

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Further Reading:

3rd/11th/7th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 
Citation: 11th (Australian Horse) Australian Light Horse, 1917

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 3 July 2010 11:59 PM EADT
4th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1917
Topic: Militia - LHN - 5/4/15

4th ALH

4th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Light Horse

1917

New South Wales Mounted Rifles [1888 - 1903]
5th (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1906]
5th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1907 - 1912]
4th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
15th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Light Horse [1918 - 1941]
15th (Northern Rivers Lancers) Australian Motor Regiment [1941 - 1944]
"A" Squadron (Northern Rivers Lancers) Amphibious Assault Regiment [1948 - 1949]
"A" Squadron 15th Northern Rivers Lancers Regiment [1949 - 1952]
15th Northern Rivers Lancers [1952 - 1956]
1/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers [1956 - ]

Tenax et Fidelis - Steadfast and True

March: El Abanico

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

District

 Northern New South Wales

Division

1st Division

Brigade

2nd Light Horse Brigade.

Headquarters

Lismore
Honorary Colonel  

Major General Sir Edward Hutton, KCB, KCMG, CB, South African War Veteran.

Commanding Officer  

Major FJ Board, 1 July 1914, Tenure of Command from 1 July 1912 to 30 June 1917.

Adjutant

Captain TB Osborne, 1 October 1915.

Quartermaster 

Captain TB Osborne, 1 October 1915.

Medical Officer

Captain ECG Page, Absent on AIF Duties.

Veterinary Officer

Captain AJ McKenzie, Absent on AIF Duties.

Area Officer

Lieutenant GP Donovon, 1 January 1910, Absent on AIF Duties.
 
 

Machine Gun Section.

Lismore
Lieutenant P Potts, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

  

"A" Squadron, Casino - Grafton - Maclean.

Captain CW Sabine, 28 August 1911.

Captain WG Penrose, Area Officer, 1 November 1911.

Lieutenant CAR Munro, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant GH Kunkler, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant LB Guiren, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant R McKinnon, 1 November 1914.

 

"B" Squadron, Lismore - Coraki - Kyogle - Alstonville.

Captain ET Sheridan, 24 August 1914, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant AJ Ogilvy, South African War Veteran, 16 June 1914, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant GS Mackrell, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

 

"C" Squadron, Murwillumbah - Bangalow - Mullumbimby.

Lieutenant SH Worthington, 24 August 1914, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant CO Graham, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant NSP Moriarty, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant JGD McNeill, Honorary Captain, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Duties.

Lieutenant HW Morey, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant JG Hibbard, 1 July 1915.
 

 

Previous: 4th (Northern River Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1916

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Further Reading:

5th/4th/15th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 4th (Northern River Lancers) Australian Light Horse, 1917

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Updated: Sunday, 4 July 2010 7:12 PM EADT
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, 1917
Topic: Militia - LHN - 4/6/16

6th ALH

6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse

1917

New South Wales Lancers [1885 - 1903]
4th Australian (New South Wales Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1903 - 1906]
4th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1907 - 1912]
6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1912 - 1918]
16th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse Regiment  [1919 - 1936]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse
Machine Gun Regiment  [1936 - 1942]
16th (Hunter River Lancers) Motor Regiment  [1942 - 1943]

[The elephant's head used on the badges is taken from the family crest of Lord Carrington, Governor of New South Wales from 1885 - 1890 and was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1885 until 1928.

Tenax in fide - Steadfast in Trust

 South Africa 1899 - 1902

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

 

 

District
Hunter River

Division

1st Division

Brigade

2nd Brigade

Headquarters

West Maitland

Honorary Colonel

The Right Honorable Charles Robert Marquis of Lincolnshire, PC, GCMG, 9 February 1886.
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel John Baldwin Meredith, Boer War Veteran, 11 September 1911, Tenure of Command, 1 November 1910 to 31 October 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Major Francis Henry Thrift, 3 August 1914, Temporary Commander from 28 August 1914, Absent on AIF Service.

Major Percy Faulkner, Boer War Veteran, 18 September 1915, Temporary Commander from 15 September 1916.
Adjutant
Lieutenant Arthur Andrew White, MC, 5 August 1912, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Samuel Henry Haggarty, 1 July 1915.
Quartermaster
Honorary Lieutenant Charles Thornton Stewart, 13 February 1911, Absent on AIF Service.
Medical Officer
Captain James Joseph Hollywood, 27 February 1911, Absent on AIF Service.
Veterinary Officer
Vacant.
Area Officers
Captain Harold Henry Waddell, Boer War Veteran, 21 January 1908.

Captain Cecil Horace Granville, DSO, Boer War Veteran, 18 November 1912, Absent on AIF Service.


Machine Gun Section
West Maitland

Lieutenant Magnus Campbell, 13 September 1915.



"A" Squadron, West Maitland - Raymond Terrace - Dungog
Captain Edward Windeyer, Honorary Major, Boer War Veteran, 10 December 1910, Absent on AIF Service.

Capatin John Thomas Smith, 10 November 1915, Absent on N & MEF Service.

Lieutenant John Dalyell Richardson, 31 March 1913, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Osman Edward Carter, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Alan Thomas Pearse, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Basil Belgrave Capper, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant David Australian Hipwell, 13 September 1915.

Lieutenant Herbert Henry Smith, 13 September 1915.

Lieutenant James Carlton Foote, 13 September 1915.

Lieutenant Roy Allison Jones, 13 September 1915.


"B" Squadron, Scone - Muswellbrook
Captain McKenzie Samuel Kennedy, 16 August 1912.

Lieutenant James Gilbert Asser, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Jack Rupert Cyril Davies, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Rodney Keith Robey, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Richard Roy Huxley, 13 September 1915.


"C" Squadron, Singleton - Cessnock - Gresford
Captain Audrey Harold Wilkinson, 28 February 1913.

Lieutenant Thomas Harold Bird, 1 July 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Alexander Glass Brady, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Samuel Henry Haggarty, 1 July 1915.

Lieutenant Frederick William Wells, 13 September 1915, Absent on AIF Service.

Lieutenant Francis Joseph White, 13 September 1915.

Lieutenant Robert Ernest Brown, 13 September 1915, Absent on AIF Service.


 

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Further Reading:

4th\6th\16th Australian Light Horse

Militia Light Horse, New South Wales

Australian Militia Light Horse

 


Citation: 6th Australian (Hunter River Lancers) Light Horse, 1917

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Updated: Saturday, 19 June 2010 8:41 PM EADT

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