Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 8, Australian and New Zealand Mounted 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 3 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917 and is extracted below.
MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), pp. 400 - 401:
Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division.
Major-General Sir H. G. Chauvel, K.C.M.G., C.B.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut. Colonel) J. G. Browne.
Brevet Lieut. Colonel (temp. Colonel) J. F. Laycock, D.S.O.
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig. General C. F. Cox, C.B.
1st Regiment Light Horse;
2nd Regiment Light Horse;
3rd Regiment Light Horse;
1st Australian Light Horse Signal Troop;1st Australian Machine-Gun Squadron.
2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) G. de L. Ryrie, C.M.G.
5th Regiment Light Horse;
6th Regiment Light Horse;
7th Regiment Light Horse;
2nd Australian Light Morse Signal Troop;2nd Australian Machine-Gun Squadron.
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) E. W. C. Chaytor, C.B.
Auckland Mounted Rifles;
Canterbury Mounted Rifles;
Wellington Mounted Rifles;
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Signal Troop;New Zealand Machine-Gun Squadron.
22nd Mounted Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) F. A. B. Fryer.
1/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry;
1/1st Staffordshire Yeomanry;
1/1st East Riding Yeomanry;
22nd Mounted Brigade Signal Troop;18th Machine-Gun Squadron.
Leicester Battery, R.H.A.;
Somerset Battery, R.H.A.;
Inverness Battery, R.H.A.;
Ayr Battery, R.H.A..Mounted Divisional Ammunition Column
1st Australian Field Squadron.
Signal Service -
1st A. and N.Z. Signal Squadron.
H.Q., Light Horse Divisional A.S.C.
Nos. 26 and 27 Australian A.S.C..
Medical Units -
1st and 2nd L.H. Field Ambulance;
1/1st North Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance;N.Z. Mounted Brigade Ambulance.