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Units of the New Zealand Defence Force

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New Zealand Colonial Infantry Units
NZ History : Infantry Units

from 1840s - New Zealand local volunteer units formed and active

Mounted Rifles
2nd & 4th Regiments Auckland Mounted Rifles - became 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles
Canterbury Mounted Rifles Brigade
1st & 2nd Regiments North Canterbury Mounted Rifles - became 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry)
6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles
4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles
Wellington Mounted Rifles Brigade
2nd & 4th Regiments Wellington Mounted Rifles - became (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles
Otago Mounted Rifles Brigade
5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars)
12th Otago Mounted Rifles
7th Southland Mounted Rifles
Royal New Zealand Artillery
Garrison Artillery -
1 & 2 Companies Canterbury Division NZ Garrison Artillery - became No:4 Company NZ Garrison Artillery
1 & 2 Companies Otago Division NZ Garrison Artillery - became No:2 Company NZ Garrison Artillery
C Battery (Invercargill)
F Battery (Napier)
G Battery (Hamilton)
Auckland Infantry Brigade
Canterbury Infantry Brigade
1st Canterbury Regiment
1st & 2nd Battalions Nelson Infantry - became 12th (Nelson) Regiment
10th Regiment (North Otago Rifles)
11th Regiment (Taranaki) Rifles
Wellington Infantry Brigade
3rd & 5th Battalions Wellington Infantry - became 9th Regiment - (Wellington East Coast Rifles)
7th Regiment (Wellington West Coast Rifles)
15th (North Auckland) Regiment
16th (Waikato) Regiment
8th Regiment Southland Rifles
Signal Corps
Auckland / Canterbury / Otago / Wellington Mounted Signal Companies
Auckland / Canterbury / Otago / Wellington Infantry Signal Companies
Mounted Field Ambulances
No:5 (Auckland) / No:6 (Christchurch / No:7 (Invercargill) No:8 (Palmerston North)
Post and Telegraph Corps. (NZP&TC) - after 1918 merged with NZ Signals Corps. - in 1921with N.Z. Engineers
Samoan Expeditionary Force - recruited from
5th Wellington Rifles
which later formed the NZ Rifle Brigade

New Zealand Expeditionary Force = the four regional territorial regiments

New Zealand Infantry Brigade -
Auckland Infantry Regiment - Countess of Ranfurly's Own
Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Otago Infantry Regiment
Wellington Infantry Regiment
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
New Zealand Rifle Brigade created 1915 as Trentham Regiment - The Earl of Liverpool's Own
1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion
4th Battalion
  • In 1916 the New Zealand Division formed with
1st NZ Infantry Brigade & 2nd NZ Infantry Brigade plus the 3rd NZ (Rifle) Brigade
and respectively -
1 & 2 Auckland Battalions (each Auckland Battalion with 4 Companies; each company named for the territorial unit out of which it was formed)
3rd Auckland Company
6th Hauraki Company
15th North Auckland Company
16th Waikato Company
1 & 2 Canterbury Battalions
1st Canterbury Company
2nd South Canterbury Company
12th Nelson Regiment
13th North Canterbury and Westland Regiment
1 & 2 Otago Battalions
4th Otago Company
8th Southland Company
10th North Otago Company
14th South Otago Company
1 & 2 Wellington Battalions
7th Wellington West Coast Company
9th Hawkes Bay Company
11th Taranaki Company
17th Ruahine Company
plus the 4 Rifle Battalions
in 1917 4th Infantry Brigade formed
3 Auckland Battalion
3 Canterbury Battalion
3 Otago Battalion
3 Wellington Battalion

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