Topic: Militia - LHQ - 14/3/11
14th/2nd/11th Australian Light Horse
Queensland Mounted Infantry [1885 - 1900]
2nd Battalion, Queensland Mounted Infantry [1900 - 1903]
14th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
3rd (Darling Downs) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
11th (Darling Downs) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1927]
11th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Darling Downs Light Horse [1927 - 1941]
11th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Motor Regiment Darling Downs Light Horse [1942 - 1942]
11th (AIF) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1943]
"A" Squadron, 2nd/14th Queensland Mounted Infantry [1948 - 1952]
2nd/14th Queensland Mounted Infantry [1952 - ]
March: Soldiers of the Queen
Below is a brief historical outline from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935, Unpublished MSS, c.1936, p. 11.
This regiment owes its origin to the Brisbane Mounted Rifles. During the year 1889 a troop was raised at Warwick and Tooromba, respectively. They carried on as inpidual troops until 1891 when the amounted troops zero organised as Mounted Infantry, they united and became the Darling Downs Mounted Infantry "G" Company being from Warwick and "H" Company from Toowoomba
When the mounted troops were organized as battalions in 1900 the Darling Downs Mounted Infantry became the 2nd Battalion Queensland Mounted Infantry with six companies, "A" Warwick; "B" Toowoomba; "C" Clifton; "D" Dalby; "E" Roma and "F" Stanthorpe.
Then came the Federal reorganization of 1903 men these six companies were formed into the 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment Queensland Mounted Infantry. As such they continued until 1912 when the 14th became the 3rd (Darling Downs) Light Horse only to be again changed in 1913 to the 3rd (Darling Downs) Light Horse.
From 1913 to 1927 the regiment carried on as the 3rd but in the latter year it was transformed into the 11th Light Horse Regiment (Darling Downs Light Horse, Queensland Mounted Infantry).
Queensland Mounted Infantry
Queensland Mounted Infantry, 2nd Battalion
14th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse, 1903-1912
3rd (Darling Downs) Australian Light Horse, 1912-1919
11th (Darling Downs) Australian Light Horse, 1919-1920
Roll of Honour
14th/2nd/11th Australian Light Horse, Roll of Honour
Lest we forget
All Queensland Mounted Infantry information appearing on this topic has been sourced from:
Queensland Government Gazette.
Queensland Military General Orders.
Queensland District Orders.
The Official Quarterly List of Officers of the Queensland Land Forces.
Commonwealth of Australia Government Gazette.
Commonwealth of Australia Military Orders.
Commonwealth of Australia Military Forces List.
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