Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916
Part 12, North-Western Section
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), pp. 389 - 390:
G.O.C., etc. - Headquarters, 53rd Division.
53rd (Welsh) Division.
Colonel (temp. Major-General) A. E. Dallas, C. B.
G.S.O. 1 -
Lieut.-Colonel G. A. S. Cape.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) A. H. Short, C.B
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) R. P. T. K. Hawkesley.
158th Infantry Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig.-General) S. F. Mott.
1/5th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1/6th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1 /7th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1/1st Herefordshire Regiment;158th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
159th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) J. H. du B. Travers, C.B.
1/4th Cheshire Regiment;
1/7th Cheshire Regiment;
1/4th Welch Regiment;
1/5th Welch Regiment;159th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
160th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) W. J. C. Butler.
1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment;
2/4th Royal West Surrey Regiment;
2/4th Royal West Kent Regiment;
2/10th Middlesex Regiment;160th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
1 Sqdn., 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry.
53rd Divisional Cyclist Company.
1/1st Cheshire Brigade, R.F.A.
1/1st Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.
1/2nd Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.
1/4th Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.
53rd Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).
1/1st Welsh Field Company, R.E.
2/1st Welsh Field Company, R.E.
2/1st Cheshire Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service - 53rd Divisional Signal Company.A.S.C. - 53rd Divisional Train.
Medical Units -
1/1st, 1/2nd and 1/3rd Welsh Field Ambulances.
4th Dismounted Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) E. A. Herbert, M. V.O.
1/1st Shropshire Yeomanry;
1/1st Denbigh Yeomanry;
1/1st Cheshire Yeomanry;
1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry;
1/1st Montgomery Yeomanry;
1/1st Pembroke Yeomanry;
4th Dismounted Brigade Signal Troop ;1/1st Welsh Border and 1/1st S. Wales Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances.
22nd Mounted Brigade.
Lieut-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) W. Bromley-Davenport, D.S.O.
1/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry;
1/lst Staffordshire Yeomanry;
1/1st East Riding Yeomanry;
Mounted Brigade, A.S.C.;Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance.
Provisional Infantry Brigade (less Headquarters).
1/6th Royal Scots;
2/5th Devonshire Regiment;
2/7th Middlesex Regiment;
2/8th Middlesex Regiment;
2nd Garrison Battalion, Liverpool Regiment;
2 Naval 4-inch guns;
1/2nd Kent Field Company, R.E.;
17th Motor Machine-Gun Battery;No. 1 Armoured Train.