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9th Cavalry Division (German Empire)

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9th Cavalry Division
(9. Kavallerie-Division)
Stab einer Division.svg
Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
Active2 August 1914 – 3 March 1918
Disbanded3 March 1918
Country German Empire
SizeApproximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)
EngagementsWorld War I

The 9th Cavalry Division (9. Kavallerie-Division) was a unit of the German Army in World War I. The division was formed on the mobilization of the German Army in August 1914. The division was dissolved in March 1918.

Combat chronicle

It was initially assigned to II Cavalry Corps, which preceded the 1st and 2nd Armies on the Western Front. On 27 November 1914, it was transferred to Russia. It was dismounted in October 1916 and dissolved on 3 March 1918.[1]

A more detailed combat chronicle can be found at the German-language version of this article.

Order of Battle on mobilisation

On formation, in August 1914, the component units of the division were:[2]

  • 13th Cavalry Brigade (from VII Corps District)
  • 14th Cavalry Brigade (from VII Corps District)
  • 19th Cavalry Brigade (from X Corps District)
    • 19th (Oldenburg) Dragoons
    • 13th (1st Hannover) King’s Uhlans
  • Horse Artillery Abteilung of the 10th (1st Hannover) Field Artillery "von Scharnhorst" Regiment
  • 7th Machine Gun Detachment
  • Pioneer Detachment
  • Signals Detachment
    • Heavy Wireless Station 21
    • Light Wireless Station 8
    • Light Wireless Station 17
  • Cavalry Motorised Vehicle Column 9

See: Table of Organisation and Equipment

Changes in organization

See also



  • Cron, Hermann (2002). Imperial German Army 1914–18: Organisation, Structure, Orders-of-Battle [first published: 1937]. Helion & Co. ISBN 1-874622-70-1.
  • Ellis, John; Cox, Michael (1993). The World War I Databook. Aurum Press Ltd. ISBN 1-85410-766-6.
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