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Re: Melbourne Cavalry

From: Roy Arnott, 4/19 PWLH Association
Date: 4/26/2001
Time: 8:12:13 AM
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Found request for inf on web. A bit dated now but if still looking - following may be of interest:

From historical notes re 13 Light Horse Regiment -

The 13 Light Horse Regiment sprang from the Melbourne (Metropolitan) and Southern (Dandenong) troops of the Royal Victorian Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, raised 1862. Through the years 1863 to 1874 these troops formed part of the Prince of Wales Regiment of Light Horse (Hussars). On the formation of the VMR, the Melbourne and Dandenong Troops although not identical became identified with that organisation and carried on until 1903. At the Federal reorganisation of 1903, the Sale, Moe, Thorpdale and Warragul detachments of the VMR together with the Sale, Stratford, Rosedale, Cowwarr, Morwell, Warragul, Drouin and Dandenong detachments of the Victorian Rangers were formed into a mounted unit styled 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment (VMR)with 1,2,3 and 4 Squadrons. The Regiment had, in 1903, and additional squadron attached, known as No 5 Squadron, raised from the Melbourne, Packenham and Lilydale detachements of the VMR. Also attached as No 6 Squadron was a squadron of mounted men formed from 'Rushall's Cavalry' raised in 1900 under the designation of 'Melbourne Cavalry'. In 1912 the 10ALH and attached squadrons united and all became the 13 LH (VMR). In 1913 the title was changed to 13 (Gippsland) LH.

Last changed: April 26, 2001