The Australian Mounted Division was a mounted infantry, light horse division formed in Egypt during World War I. When the British Empire forces in the Middle East expanded in late 1916, a second mounted division was created called the Imperial Mounted Division. It originally comprised the Australian 3rd Light Horse Brigade, from the Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division (Anzac Mounted Division), and the reconstituted Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade as well as the 5th Mounted Yeomanry Brigade and the 6th Mounted Brigade. After protests from the Australian government, the division was renamed in June 1917 when one of the British brigades was detached.
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