Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 15, Lines of Communication Units
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. 405 - 406:
Lines of Communication Units.
(Controlled by G.H.Q.)
Royal Flying Corps -
"X" Aircraft Park (5th Wing).
"X" Aircraft Depot (Depot for all Middle East Units, R.F.C.).
13th and 46th Base Park Companies, R.E.
1/3rd Devon Army Troops Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
Base Signal Depot.
Field Bakeries -
18th and 19th.
Field Butcheries -
Supply Companies -
Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
Horse Transport -
137th, 671st and 313th Companies, A.S.C.
Mechanical Transport -
500th, 644th, 772nd, 894th, 895th, 904th, 905th, 906th, 907th Companies, A.S.C., Scottish Horse and 22nd Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance and Workshop Units.
Medical Units -
Nos. 24, 29, 30, 80, 89 and 91 Sanitary Sections.
No. 35 Motor Ambulance Convoy.
Nos. 26, 53 and 54 Casualty Clearing Stations.
Nos. 15, 17, 19, 21, 27, 31, 14 Australian and 5 Indian General Hospitals.
Red Cross and Egyptian Government Auxiliary Hospitals.
Nos. 24, 26, 36 and 2 Australian Stationary Hospitals.
Miscellaneous Hospitals -
Ras-el-Tin, Citadel, Infectious, Anglo-American, Nasrieh Schools, Red Cross, Turkish Prisoners', Egyptian Hospitals.
Convalescent Homes and Depots -
Mustapha, Montaza, Abbassia, Actea N.Z. Convalescent Home.
Nos. 5, 6 and 7 Advanced Depots Medical Stores.
R.A.M.C. Base Depot.
Nos. 5 and 8, Abbassia and Levant Base Depots Medical Stores.
Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia Military Bacteriological Laboratories.
Hospital Barge, Indiana.
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 48th Squadron, 4 Australian, Remount Depots, Nos. 1 and 2 Camel Remount Depots.
Nos. 16, 20, 21 and 26 Veterinary Hospitals.
Convalescent Horse Depot.
No. 3 Base Depot Veterinary Stores.
Abbassia and Qantara Advanced Base Depots Veterinary Stores.
No. 26 Veterinary Hospital (acts as Base Depot).
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Camel Hospitals.
Nos. 54 and 55 Mobile Veterinary Sections.
Nos. 9, 11, 16, 26, 27, 31, 32, 38, 44 and 56 Companies, A.O.C.
Nos. 37, 38 and 39 Ordnance Mobile Workshops.
Nos. 4 and 5 Light Armoured Batteries Workshop.
Postal Units -
Advanced Base Post Office.
One Base Postal Detachment.11th Postal Detachment.
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