|5th Cavalry Division
Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
|Active||2 August 1914 – 27 February 1918|
|Disbanded||27 February 1918|
|Size||Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)|
|Engagements||World War I|
The 5th Cavalry Division (5. 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 February 1918.
It was initially assigned to I Cavalry Corps, which preceded the 3rd Army on the Western Front. In October 1914, it was transferred to the Eastern Front. From 14 July 1915 to 1 September 1915, it was designated as Cavalry Corps Hendebreck. It was dismounted in October 1916 and dissolved on 27 February 1918.
A more detailed combat chronicle can be found at the German-language version of this article.
On formation, in August 1914, the component units of the division were: