Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 11, Delta and Western Force
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), p. 403:
Delta and Western Force.
Brevet Colonel (temp. Brig. General) H. G. Casson, C.M.G.
Mounted Troops -
Bikanir Camel Corps.
Nos. 8 and 10 Companies, Imperial Camel Corps.
"B" Sqdn., 1 /2nd County of London Yeomanry (attached Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun).
2nd Garrison Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
27th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
6th Garrison Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
20th Garrison Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
21st Garrison Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
1st Garrison Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.
1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment.
1 Coy., 3rd Infantry Battalion, Egyptian Army.
Detachment, Royal Marine Artillery (2 Naval 4-in. guns).
No. 2 Armoured Train.
Detachments, R.F.A., dismounted (three 15-pdr. Q.F., two 15-pdr. B.L.C., two 15-pdr. Ehrhardt and two 9-pdr. Krupp guns.)
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Light Armoured Motor Batteries.
Six Light Car Patrols (Ford cars).
Signal Service -
Western Force Signal Company.
No. 42 Airline Section.
"UU" Cable Section.
Pigeon Section (detachment).
No. 6 Wagon and No. 6 Pack W/T Sections.
A.S.C. Mechanical Transport -
5th, 6th and 29th Reserve Field Ambulance and Workshop Units.
Western Force Mechanical Transport Supply Company.
Advanced M.T. Supply Depot (Samalut).
No. 303 (AT.T.) Company, A.S.C.Camel Transport - "H" and "O" Companies, Egyptian Camel Transport Corps.