Topic: Militia - LHQ - 27/14
27th/14th Australian Light Horse
Queensland Mounted Infantry [1885 - 1900]
4th Battalion, Queensland Mounted Infantry [1900 - 1903]
15th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
27th (North Queensland) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
14th (North Queensland) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1927]
14th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) 14th West Moreton Light Horse [1927 - 1930]
2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment [1930 - 1941]
2nd (Queensland Mounted Infantry)Recce Battalion Morten Light Horse [1942 - 1942]
2nd (AIF) Cavalry 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Below is a brief historical outline from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935, Unpublished MSS, c.1936, p. 14.
This regiment owes its origin to the Brisbane Mounted Rifles. In 1886 one troop was formed at Mackay, followed in 1888, by separate troops at Rockhampton and Townsville. They carried on as inpidual troops until 1891 when the mounted troops were organised as Mounted Infantry the troops being then known as Mackay Mounted Infantry (M Company); Rockhampton Mounted Infantry (K Company) and Kennedy Mounted Infantry ("L" Compny).
When the troops were organised as battalions in 1900 "K" Coompany from Rockampton continued on as the 3rd Battalion, Queensland Mounted Infantry with three companies "A" at Rockhampton, "B" at Mount Morgan, and "C" at Claremont. The "L" and "M" Companies forming another unit in the mounted arm. At this time there also existed as part of the Queensland Mounted Infantry an independent company styled Biggenden Company.
At the Federal re-organisation of 1903 "A" Company 3rd Battalion QMI, the Biggenden Company, together with "B", "C" and "D" Companies of the 4th Infantry Regiment (Queensland) were formed into a mounted unit styled 15th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry). Under this title it continued until the re-organisation of 1912 when part went to the 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment and the other part was formed into the 27th Light Horse. In the following year, 1913, the regiment was allotted a territorial title and became known as the 27th (North Queensland) Light Horse, a title which it carried until 1918 when it became the 14th (North Queensland) Light Horse.
27th (North Queensland) Australian Light Horse Regiment.pisional Mounted Troops. Attached for training to the 1st Light Horse Brigade during 1913-14.
Queensland Mounted Infantry
Queensland Mounted Infantry, 4th Battalion
15th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse15th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse, 190815th (Queensland Mounted Infantry) Australian Light Horse, June 1912
27th (North Queensland) Australian Light Horse
14th (North Queensland) Australian Light Horse
Roll of Honour
27th/14th 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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