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9th Cavalry Division
(9. Kavallerie-Division)
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Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
Active 2 August 1914 – 3 March 1918
Disbanded 3 March 1918
Country  German Empire
Branch Army
Type Cavalry
Size Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)
Engagements World 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 mobilization of the German Army in August 1914. The division was dissolved in March 1918.

Combat chronicle

Initially assigned to II Cavalry Corps preceding 1st and 2nd Armies on the Western Front until 27 November 1914, then to Russia. 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

  • 13th Cavalry Brigade Staff on 8 February 1916 joined the Warsaw General Government as Cavalry Inspector.
  • 14th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 23 February 1918
  • 19th Cavalry Brigade joined Guard Cavalry Division on 8 April 1917

See also


  1. Ellis & Cox 1993, p. 126
  2. Cron 2002, p. 300


  • 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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