The Otago Mounted Rifles

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 21 May 2012

In November 1864, a group of men gathered at what is now the Wine Cellars Bar on Stafford Street in Dunedin, to form the Otago Mounted Rifles. This light horse troop of volunteers fought in the Boer War, in Egypt and Europe during the First World War, and also with other units in the NZ Expeditionary Force in the Second World War. They went where they were needed, filling gaps in the ranks of the New Zealand Rifle Brigades instead of staying with their own regiment. The Troopers' Tale: The history of the Otago Mounted Rifles is a new book that details the individual stories of the men of the OMR. Historian and author Dr. Don Mackay took on the job of editor, with contributions from other historians.