Story: First World War

Mounted Rifles Regiment parading through Nelson

Mounted Rifles Regiment parading through Nelson

As in the South African War (1899–1902), New Zealand contributed some mounted horsemen to the First World War effort. They proved especially valuable in the Middle East. Here, members of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Regiment parade through Nelson on 18 August 1914.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
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Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Initial response', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012