Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916
Part 8, 5th Australian Division
As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls and Lieutenant General George MacMunn were commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1928, their finished work, Military Operations, Egypt and Palestine - From the outbreak of war with Germany to June 1917, was published in London. Their book included Appendix 2 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916 and is extracted below.
MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), p. 386:
5th Australian Division.
Colonel (temp. Major-General) Hon. J . W. McCay, C. B.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) C. M. Wagstaff, C.I.E., D.S.O.
Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) S. E. Christian, C.M.G.
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) A. B. Carey, C.M.G.
8th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) E. Tivey, D.S.O.
32nd Battalion;8th Machine-Gun Company.
14th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) G. G. H. Irving.
56th Battalion;14th Machine-Gun Company.
15th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Colonel) H. E. Elliott.
60th Battalion;15th Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
"C" Sqdn., 13th Light Horse Regiment.
5th Divisional Cyclist Company.
XIII Field Artillery Brigade.
XIV Field Artillery Brigade.
XV Field Artillery Brigade.
XXV Howitzer Brigade.
5th Divisional Ammunition Column.
8th Field Company.
14th Field Company.
15th Field Company.
Signal Service -
5th Divisional Signal Company.
5th Pioneer Battalion.
10th, 18th, 28th and 29th Coys., A.A.S.C.
Medical units -
8th, 14th and 15th Field Ambulances.