Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, October 1917
Part 2, Desert Mounted Corps
As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls was commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1930, his finished work, Military Operations Egypt and Palestine from June 1917 to the end of the war, produced in two parts, was published in London. The book included Appendix 2 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, October 1917 and is extracted below. Falls makes the comment that this Order of Battle was not as comprehensive as that produced in the earlier volume.
Falls, C, Military Operations Egypt and Palestine from June 1917 to the end of the war, Part II, London, 1930, Appendix 2 pp. 660 - 662:
Desert Mounted Corps.
Lieut.-General Sir H. G. Chauvel, K.C.M.G., C.B.
Br.-General, General Staff -
Br. General R. G. H. Howard-Vyse, D.S.O.
Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster-General -
Br. General E. F. Trew, D.S.O.
G.O.C. Royal Artillery -
Br. General A. D'A. King, D.S.O.
Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division.
Major General E. W. C. Chaytor, C.B., C.M.G.
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
Br. General C. F. Cox, C.B.
1st Regt. A.L.H.
2nd Regt. A.L.H.3rd Regt. A.L.H.
2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade
Br. General G. de L. Ryrie, C.M.G.
5th Regt. A.L.H.
6th Regt. A.L.H.7th Regt. A.L.H.
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Br. General W. Meldrum, C.B., D.S.O.
Auckland M.R. Regt.
Canterbury M.R. Regt.Wellington M.R. Regt.
XVIII Brigade R.H.A. (Inverness, Ayr, and Somerset Btys.).
A. and N.Z. Field Sqdn.
Australian Mounted Division.
Major General H.W. Hodgson, C.B, C.V.O.
3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade
Br. General L. C. Wilson, C.M.G.
8th Regt. A.L.H.
9th Regt. A.L.H.10th Regt. A.L.H.
4th Australian Light Horse Brigade
Br. General W. Grant, D.S.O.
4th Regt. A.L.H.
11th Regt. A.L.H.12th Regt. A.L.H.
5th Mounted Brigade
Br. General P. D. Fitzgerald, D.S.O.
1/1st Warwick Yeo.
1/1st Gloucester Yeo.1/1st Worcester Yeo.
XIX Brigade R.H.A. (Notts. Bty. R.H.A., "A" and "B" Btys. H.A.C.).
Australian Mounted Division Field Sqdn.
Yeomanry Mounted Division.
Major General G. de S. Barrow, C.B.
6th Mounted Brigade
Br. General C. A. C. Godwin.
1/1st Bucks Yeo.
1/1st Berks Yeo.1/1st Dorset Yeo.
8th Mounted Brigade
Br. General C. S. Rome.
1/1st City of London Yeo.
1/1st County of London (Middlesex) Yeo.1/3rd County of London Yeo.
22nd Mounted Brigade
Br. General F. A. B. Fryer.
1/1st Lincs. Yeo.
1/1st Staffs. Yeo.
1/1st E. Riding Yeo.
XX Brigade R.H.A. - Three 18-pdr. btys. - (Berks, Hants, and Leicester Btys.)
No. 6 Field Sqdn. R.E.
Machine-Gun Corps -
Nos. 2, 3, 11, and 12 Light Armoured Motor Btys.Nos. 1 and 7 Light Car Patrols.
7th Mounted Brigade
Br. General J. T. Wigan, D.S.O.
1/1st S. Notts. Hussars.
1/1st Sherwood Rangers.
Essex Bty. R.H.A.
Imperial Camel Corps Brigade.
Br. General C. L. Smith, V.C., M.C.
2nd (Imperial) Bn.
3rd (A. and N.Z.) Bn.4th (A. and N.Z.) Bn.
Note: The 1st (A. and N.Z.) Bn was in the Southern Canal Section. The brigade was never at a strength of more than three battalions.
Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Bty.