|8th Cavalry Division|
Flag of the Staff of a Division (1871–1918)
|Active||2 August 1914 – 9 April 1918|
|Disbanded||9 April 1918|
|Size||Approximately 5,000 (on mobilisation)|
|Engagements||World War I|
The 8th Cavalry Division (8. 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 April 1918. The majority of the division was drawn from the Kingdom of Saxony.
It was initially assigned to III Cavalry Corps, which preceded the 6th Army on the Western Front. On 30 August 1914, it was transferred to the Eastern Front, where it arrived too late for the Battle of Tannenberg but in time for the Battle of the Masurian Lakes. It was dismounted in 1917 and dissolved on 9 April 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: