Description

Title: The Story of Two Campaigns – Official War History of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914 – 1919

Author:  Nicol, C G

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1921

ISBN: N/A

Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 266pages with attached maps at back.

Comments: The history of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, NZEF.

The Auckland Mounted Rifles (A.M.R.) was a wartime regiment, formed in August 1914 from the three Territorial mounted rifle regiments in the Auckland Military District – 3rd Auckland, 4th Waikato, and the 11th North Auckland. They supplied the officers and most of the NCOs for the new regiment and the three squadrons were named after their Territorial parents. The Regiment sailed for Egypt in October 1914, arriving at Alexandria in December, and five months later it embarked for Gallipoli.

For seven months the A.M.R. fought in that campaign, suffering some 530 casualties of whom just over 200 died. In December 1915 the Regiment was taken off and returned to Egypt from where, at the end of May 1916, it embarked on the second campaign, in the Sinai and then Palestine where it served to the end. There are Rolls of Honour and lists of wounded for each campaign and finally a list of Honours and Awards.