Topic: Militia - LHV - 7/15/20
7th/15th/20th Australian Light Horse
Victorian Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
7th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
15th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
20th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1941]
20th Australian (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1943]
20th Australian Pioneer Battalion [1943 - 1945]
8th/13th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Armoured Regiment [1948 - 1960]
8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles [1960 - ]
Pro Rege et Patria - For King and Country
Extracted from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935, p. 20.
The regiment may claim to have sprung from the Victorian Mounted Rifles, a volunteer organisation dated from 1885. In 1891, the Victorian Mounted Rifles was organised in two Battalions, the 1st having its headquarters at Melbourne with "A" to "F" Companies, composted of detachments hailing from Broadford, Yea, Avdnel, Cathkin, Mansfield, Murchison, Rushworth and Shepparton. The Federal re-organisation of 1903 these detachments were formed into the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles) a designation it held until 1912 when 4 squadrons of the 7th became the 15th Light Horse (Victorian Mounted Rifles). As such its title remained until 1921 when it was styled the 20th Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles).
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 the end.
7th Australian Light Horse
15th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse
20th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse
Roll of Honour
7th/15th/20th Australian Light Horse, Roll of Honour
Lest we forget.
Citation: 7th/15th/20th Australian Light Horse, Contents