Topic: Militia - LHV - 11/20/4
11th/20th/4th Australian Light Horse
Victorian Mounted Rifles [1885 - 1903]
11th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse [1903 - 1912]
20th (Corangamite) Australian Light Horse [1912 - 1918]
4th (Corangamite) Australian Light Horse [1919 - 1936]
4th/19th Australian Light Horse [1936 - 1938]
4th (Corangamite) Australian Light Horse [1938 - 1942]
4th (Corangamite Light Horse) Motor Regiment [1942 - 1944]
4th/19th (Prince of Wales Light Horse) Armoured Regiment [1948 - 1960]
"A" Squadron, 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse ARA [1960 - 1965]
4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse [1965 - ]
Prest D'Accomplir - Ready to Act
Extracted from RK Peacock, Evolution of Australian Light Horse Regiments 1841-1935, p. 4:
This regiment may claim to have sprung from the Victorian Mounted Rifles, a Volunteer organisation formed in 1885. During the year 1891, the Victorian Mounted Rifles. were formed into the 1st and 2nd. Battalions, and it is from this latter battalion that the 4th. Light Horse Regiment owes its origin. In this year the Headquarters of the battalion was at Ballarat and under its command was "G" to "K" Companies with detachments located at Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Clunes, Talbot, Maryborough, Elmore, Hamilton and Wharparilla.
At the Federal re-organization of 1903 the Warrnambool, Woodford, Nirranda, Panmure, Terang, Colac, Camperdown, Branxholme, Hamilton, Dunkeld, Byaduk, Casterton, and Narrawong detachments were formed into a mounted unit styled the 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Victorian Mounted Rifles).
During 1912 part of the 9th regiment and part of the 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment were formed into a separate unit under the nomenclature of 10th. Light Horse. In 1913: the regiment adopted a territorial title and was then known as the 20th (Corangamite) Light Horse. As this it remained until 1918 when it became the 4th (Corangamite) Light Horse.
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.
11th Australian Light Horse
20th (Corangamite) Australian Light Horse
4th (Corangamite) Australian Light Horse
Roll of Honour
Lest we forget.
Citation: 11th/20th/4th Australian Light Horse, Contents