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Australian 4th Squadron 4th Remount Unit


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Researching a distant relative and discovered he had joined 4th Squadron 4th Remount Unit which appears to have served in Egypt. Is this a separate unit or is part of the Australian Light Horse? Perhaps someone could point me to a web page with more information about this unit.

Many thanks,

Steve

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There were initially 4 Squadrons in the Australian Remount Depot in Egypt. I understand it was originally formed from the 1st and 2nd Remount Units, which had embarked from Australia for the purpose of remount duty. I don't believe there were ever more than two distinct Australian units, usually just the Australian Remount Depot, which these units became part of when they reached Egypt.

It was reportedly originally formed to look after Light Horses mounts when they went off to fight dismounted at Gallipoli. Later managed remounts for the Light Horse in the Sinai and Palestine, but also horses and mules for other theatres such as Salonika. They were not part of the Light Horse, but formed part of the broader British Army remount system.

There is a bit of a history at the front of the War Diary here:

http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/28/1/

Rgds

Tim D

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Tim, many thanks.

Steve

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What is your man's name Steve?

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Mate,

Yes I have all recorded, the 4th Sqn 1 Remts was a large unit with around 200 men.

with the reorg in early 1916 most of these men went home just a taste;

ALLISON Arthur Francis William 1064 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 7-12-16 MU overage
ALLPIKE Henry James 988 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 15-4-17 MU TB died of TB in Fremantle Hosp buried Karrakatta WA (Fremantle Volunteers 3 years)
BAILEY Leslie Cyril Gordon Claude 1077 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn to Dvr 110Bty/24 FAB 4-16 to 37Bty/10 FAB 1-17 F&B
BARNARD Thomas Henry 1067 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 24-10-16 MU (1Bty 1908 CMF)
BARRETT Frederick Hedley 1076 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 8-1-17
BAXTER Arthur Edward 990 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 8-6-16
BAXTER Edward 1008 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn to L/Cpl Dvr 11-15 to AIF depots 8-16 to 22Co AASC 3 Div 11-16 att Div Pack Transpot 5-17 to Cpl 8-18 F&B
BAYNES William Charles 989 A/Cpl 1 Remts 4 Sqn to S/Smith Cpl 11-15 to AAVC AVH Calais 4-17 F&B
BEASLEY Charles 1071 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 17-6-16
BEATTIE Charles John 977 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn att FRS Rafa 10-17 (Boer War 4 Troop DSqn/8 ACH (481)
BEDFORD William Joseph 1065 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn disch 17-6-16
BELL Charles Vincent 1089 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn to Anzac Police AProvC 4-16 to AVH Calais 3-17 F&B disch MU & overage
BENNEWORTH Charles 1070 Pte 1 Remts 4 Sqn to S/Smith 11-15 T/att 42 Remt Sqn 12-15 WIA 29-4-17 head accident in fall (Tas IR CMF)

Just let us know a name

Cheers

S.B

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