Topic: Militia - LHV - 9/19
9th/19th Australian Light Horse
Victorian Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
9th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
19th (Yarrowee) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1932]
17th/19th (Yarrowee) Australian Light Horse [1932 - 1933]
19th Light Horse Armoured Car Regiment [1933 - 1934]
1st (The Wimmera) Armoured Car Regiment [1934 - 1938]
101st (The Wimmera) Motor Regiment [1938 - 1944]
8th/13th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Armoured Regiment [1948 - 1960]
8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles [1960 - ]
Pro Gloria - For Glory
Extracted from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935, p. 19:
The present regiment sprung from a body of mounted troops known as the Royal Volunteer Cavalry Regiment raised is Victoria in 1862. Troops numbering eight were distributed at various centres, those from Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat and Maryborough served through a unit styled the Prince of Wales Regiment of Light Horse (Hussars) during the years 1863-1874. On the formation of the Victorian Mounted Rifles in 1885 the troops from the foregoing places beloned to the 2nd Battalion of the V.M.R.
At the Federal re-organisation of 1903 the detachments of Victorian Mounted Rifles from Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Clunes, Talbot, Maryborough, Elmore and Wharparilla, together with the Rochester detachment of the Victorian Rangers were formed into the 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles).
As such the 9th continued until the re-organisation of 1912 a division was made in the regiment, part going to the 20th L.H. (q.v.) the parent part continuing on as the 19th Light Horse Regiment (V.M.R. ) In 1913 it became the 19th (Yarrowee) Light Horse and brought with it part of the then 29th Light Horse (Port Phillip Horse) in 1921.
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.
9th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse19th (Yarrowee) Australian Light Horse
Roll of Honour
Lest we forget.
Citation: 9th/19th Australian Light Horse, Contents