1st Light Horse Brigade


1st Light Horse Brigade

Infobox Military Unit
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dates= 1914 - 1918
country=Australia
allegiance=Australian Crown
branch=Australian Army
type= Mounted Infantry
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size= Brigade
command_structure= Anzac Mounted Division
equipment= Horse
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battles=Dardanelles Campaign
Sinai and Palestine Campaign
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The 1st Light Horse Brigade was a mounted infantry brigade of the First Australian Imperial Force they served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I.The brigade first saw action during the Dardanelles Campaign in the Battle of Gallipoli. After being withdrawn to Egypt in February 1916 they formed part of the Anzac Mounted Division together with the 2nd Light Horse Brigade and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and were involved in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign until the end of the war. [cite web|title=diggerhistory|url=http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-a-l-horse/1st_lh_bde.htm] [cite web|title=unsw.adfa.edu.au|url=http://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/~rmallett/Light_Horse.html]

Commanders

:Brigadier General Henry George Chauvel 15 August 1914 to 6 November 1915 :Brigadier General Charles Frederick Cox 6 November 1915 to past November 1918 [cite web|title=diggerhistory|url=http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-a-l-horse/1st_lh_bde.htm]

Formation

*1st Light Horse Regiment
*2nd Light Horse Regiemnt
*3rd Light Horse Regiment
*1st Machine Gun Squadron
*1st Signal Troop

Battles

*Battle of Gallipoli
*Battle of Romani
*Battle of Magdhaba
*Battle of Rafa.
*Second Battle of Gaza
*Third Battle of Gaza
*Battle of Beersheba
*Battle of Megiddo (1918)

References

ee Also

*2nd Light Horse Brigade
*3rd Light Horse Brigade
*4th Light Horse Brigade
*5th Light Horse Brigade


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