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Thursday, 25 June 2009
South Australian Militia Structure, 19 August 1861
Topic: Militia - LHS - SA

South Australian Militia Structure

19 August 1861

 

The return of volunteers enrolled within South Australia up to 19 August 1861 inclusive showed a total force of 1,851 strong. The dissection of this force is as follows:-

Cavalry

Reedbeds Volunteer Cavalry - 33 men. 

 

Artillery

Port - 27 men;

Adelaide - 68 men.

 

 

Rifles

The Adelaide Regiment - 804 men;

Nairne - 22 men;

Noarlunga - 26;
Milang - 42 men;

Mount Barker - 46 men;

Maclaren Vale - 29 men;

Willunga - 34 men;

Finniss Vale - 66 men;

Strathalbyn - 37 men;

Robe Town - 33 men;

Goolwa - 25 men;

Port Elliot 19 men;

Gumeracha - 30 men;

Lyndoch - 22 men;

Kapunda - 86 men;

Angaston - 35 men;

Nuriootpa and Greenock - 41 men;

Virginia - 24 men;

Woodside - 42 men;

Balhannah - 40 men;

Macclesfield - 31 men;

Yankalilla - 10 men;

Meadows - 25 men;

Teatree Gully - l8 men;

Gawler River - 27 men;

Munno Para West - 26 men;

Kapunda Mine - 52 men;

South Australian Free Rifle Corps - 31 men.


Total - 1,851.

 

The above includes rank and file, and consists of 1 Lieutenant-Colonel, 2 Majors, 1 Adjutant, 31 Captains, 47 Lieutenants, 1 Surgeon, 1 Veterinary Surgeon, 1 Quartermaster, 2 Sergeant Majors, 1 Farrier-Major, 69 Sergeants, 54 Corporals or Bombardiers, 1,640 Privates. Total,
1,851.

The Adelaide Regiment, 804 rank and file, consists of the following companies:-

Regimental Officers - 2 men;

Regimental Noncommissioned Officers - 1 men;

Port Adelaide Rifles - 53;

First Adelaide Rifles - 117 men;

Glen Osmond and Mitcham Rifles - 40 men;

Glenelg Rifles - 33 men;

The Adelaide Rifles - 73 men;

Munno Para East Rifles - 54 men;

West Adelaide Rifles - 84 men;

Sturt and Brighton Rifles - 48 men;

First Gawler Rifles - 56;

The Gawler Volunteers - 59 men;

Salisbury Rifles - 28 men;

Eastern Suburban Rifles - 49 men;

Smithfield Rifles - 38 men;

No. 1 Brighton Rifles - 28 men;

Cadet Company - 41 Cadets.


Total - 804 men.

 

Further Reading:

South Australian Militia - Light Horse

 


Citation: South Australian Militia Structure, 19 August 1861 


Posted by Project Leader at 6:13 PM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 27 June 2009 8:41 AM EADT
El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division Account
Topic: BatzP - El Burj

El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917

52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division Account

 

Below is a transcript from the 52nd Infantry Division War Diary entry of 1 December 1917

 

War Diary Entry


Saturday, 1 December 1917

52nd Infantry Division Location -

Wadi Zait - Kh Faaush Sector

52nd Infantry Division Entry -

1st December 1917  

0200  - About 0130 a force of Turks, the strength of whom was unknown attacked the 157 Brigade on the ridge to the north of Beit ur el Tahta. The attack was delivered with great determination and part of the Brigade was forced back about 80 yards an a 200 yard front. A counter attack was immediately organised and launched. By 0530 the enemy had been driven off the ridge and the line re-established as before the attack. At the seme hour, a body of the enemy 500 strong attacked the Australian Division in Front of El Burj forcing back an advanced post of the 8th L.H. Regt. and pressing their attack with bombs, rifle grenades and automatic rifles. Just prior to the development of the attack against the main position, one Company 1/4 Royal Scots Fusiliers reinforced our firing line and were largely instrumental is holding up the enemy pressure 30 yards from our trenches. Our enfilade machine gun fire prevented the enemy's retirement and a turning movement towards the flanks, partly by 1/4 Royal Scots Fusiliers resulted in the capture of 6 officers 118 O.R, prisoners, of that 2 Cadet officers and 66 O. R. were taken by 1/4 Royal Scots Fusiliers. At dawn, the post on the right flank which was evacuated on the commencement of the attack was re-occupied. Our casualties were very slight but it believed that practically the whole of the attacking troops were killed or taken prisoner 1/4 Royal Scots Fusiliers were congratulated by a. G.O.C. 52nd Division on their good work.

1230 - 155 Bde moved from their camp near Beit Sira (L.10) to bivouac in the vicinity of Amwas.

1610 - In order to prevent confusion of traffic and camp sites the dividing line between the 52nd Division and the Australian Division was fixed as Kh Faaush O.85. J.34.c. along the crest of the hills N.W. of the Wadi el Miktely to K.29.b. the crest being inclusive to the 52nd Division.

1700 - The day was quiet with very little activity. The command of the sector Wadi Zait - Kh Faaush formerly held by the Division passed to G.O.C. 10th Division.

2100 - G.H.562 orders for 2nd inst issued 155 Brigade will march to Ramleh to camp, 156 and 157 Bdes. will move from the camp sites that they have taken up overnight after relief to the vicinity of Kubab.

2145 - Relief of 156th Infantry Brigade by units of the 10th Division in the line J.3
6 - Kh Faaush completed.

 

Further Reading:

Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, October 1917, Part 4, XXI CORPS

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

The Battle of El Burj, 1 December 1917

 
Citation: El Burj, Palestine, 1 December 1917, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 July 2009 5:42 PM EADT
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Order Of Battle, August 1915
Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF

MEDITERRANEAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

ORDER OF BATTLE

AUGUST 1915

 

Between 1929-1932, Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander and Archibald Frank Becke produced two volumes about the Gallipoli Campaign for the Historical Section, Committee on Imperial Defence and has been known as part of the Official War History series. The following Order of Battle for the Allied forces is extracted from that source.

 

Aspinall-Oglander, CF, Military Operations, Gallipoli, (1932), pp. 487 - 495. 

 

Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Order Of Battle, August 1915

 

Commander-in-Chief

General Sir Ian Hamilton, G.C.B.


Chief of the General Staff

Major General W. P. Braithwaite, C.B.


Deputy Adjutant-General

Brigadier General E. M. Woodward.


Deputy Quartermaster-General

Major General G. F. Ellison. [Note: Succeeded Brigadier General S.H. Winter, 7th August.]




VIII CORPS

General Officer Commanding
Lieutenant General Sir F. J. Davies, K.C.B. [Note: Replaced Major General W. Douglas, in temporary command, 8th August.]


Brigadier General, General Staff

Brigadier General H. E. Street.



29TH DIVISION

Major General H. de B. de Lisle, C.B.

 

86th Brigade
2/Royal Fusiliers.

1/Lancashire Fusiliers

1/Royal Munster Fusiliers.

1/Royal Dublin Fusiliers.



87th Brigade

2/South Wales Borderers.

1/Kings Own Southern Borderers

1/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

1/The Border Regiment.



88th Brigade:

4/Worcestershire Regiment.

2/Hampshire Regiment.

1/Essex Regiment.

1/5th Royal Scots (T.F.).


XV Brigade Royal Horse Artillery (B, L, & Y Batteries).

XVII Brigade Royal Field Artillery (13th, 26th & 92nd Batteries).

CXLVII Brigade Royal Field Artillery (10th, 97th & 368th Batteries).

460th (Howitzer) Battery Royal Field Artillery

90th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

14th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery


1/2nd London, 1/2nd Lowland & 1/1st West Riding Field Companies Royal Engineers (T.F.).

Divisional Cyclist Company




42nd (EAST LANCS.) DIVISION (Territorial Force)

Major General W. Douglas, C.B. [Resumed command from Brigadier General W. R. Marshall, 8th August.]

 


125th Brigade:
1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers

1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers

1/7th Lancashire Fusiliers

1/8th Lancashire Fusiliers



126th Brigade:

1/4th East Lancashire Regiment

1/5th East Lancashire Regiment

1/9th Manchester Regiment

1/10th Manchester Regiment



127th Brigade

1/5th Manchester Regiment

1/6th Manchester Regiment

1/7th Manchester Regiment

1/8th Manchester Regiment


1/1st East Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery (4th, 5th & 6th Batteries). [4th Battery and I section 6th Battery did not arrive from Egypt until September.]

1/2nd East Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery (15th, 16th & 17th Batteries). [In Egypt.]

1/3rd East Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery (18th, 19th & 20th Batteries). [19th & 20th Batteries did not arrive from Egypt until September.]

1/4th East Lancashire (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery (1st & 2nd Cumberland Batteries).

1/1st East Lancashire, 1/2nd East Lancashire & 1/2nd West Lancashire [Attached 52nd Division till 28th August.] Field Companies Royal Engineers




52ND (LOWLAND) DIVISION (Territorial Force)

Major General G. G. A. Egerton, C.B.

 

155th Brigade:
1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers

1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers

1/4th Kings Own Southern Borderers

1/5th Kings Own Southern Borderers



156th Brigade:

1/4th Royal Scots.

1/7th Royal Scots

1/7th Scottish Rifles.

1/8th Scottish Rifles.



157th Brigade:

1/5th Highland Light Infantry

1/6th Highland Light Infantry

1/7th Highland Light Infantry

1/5th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders


1/2nd Lowland Brigade Royal Field Artillery[In Egypt.]

1/4th Lowland (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery (1/4th & 1/5th City of Glasgow Batteries).

2/1st and 2/2nd Lowland Field Companies Royal Engineers

Divisional Cyclist Company




ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION

Major General A. Paris, C.B.

 

1st Brigade:
Drake Battalion

Nelson Battalion

Hawke Battalion

Hood Battalion



2nd Brigade:

No. 1 Battalion Royal Marines Light Infantry

No. 2 Battalion Royal Marines Light Infantry

Howe Battalion

Anson Battalion [On beach duties at Suvla.]


1st, 2nd & 3rd Field Companies Engineers.

Divisional Cyclist Company




IX CORPS

General Officer Commanding
Lieutenant General Hon. Sir F. W. Stopford, K.C.M.G.


Brigadier General, General Staff

Brigadier General H. L. Reed, V.C.




10TH (IRISH) DIVISION

Lieutenant General Sir B. T. Mahon, K.C.V.O.

 

29th Brigade: [Attached A. & NZ. Corps.]
10/Hampshire Regiment

6/Royal Irish Rifles

5/Connaught Rangers.

6/Leinster Regiment



30th Brigade:

6/Royal Munster Fusiliers

7/Royal Munster Fusiliers

6/Royal Dublin Fusiliers

7/Royal Dublin Fusiliers



31st Brigade:

5/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

6/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

5/Royal Irish Fusiliers

6/Royal Irish Fusiliers


6/Royal Irish Regt. (Pioneers).

LIV Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [Did not come further than Mudros. Eventually went to Salonika.

LV Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [A & C Batteries did not arrive from Egypt until Sept.]

LVI Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [At Helles. A & B Batteries did not arrive from Egypt until October.]

LVII (Howitzer) Brigade (H.Q. with. A & D Batteries only).

65th, 66thh and 85th Field Companies Royal Engineers

Divisional Cyclist Company




11TH (NORTHERN) DIVISION:

Major General F. Hammersley, C.B.    

 

32nd Brigade:
9/West Yorks Regiment

6/Yorkshire Regiment

8/West Riding Regiment

6/York & Lancashire Regiment



33rd Brigade:

6/Lincolnshire Regiment

6/The Border Regiment

7/South Staffordshire Regiment

9/Sherwood Foresters.



34th Brigade:    

8/Northumberland Fusiliers

5/Dorsetshire Regiment

9/Lancashire  Fusiliers

11/Manchester Regiment


6/East Yorkshire Regiment (Pioneers).

LVIII Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries).

LIX Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries).

LX Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [In Egypt. Eventually sent to Salonika.]

67th, 68th & 86th Field Companies Royal Engineers

Divisional Cyclist Company




13TH (WESTERN) DIVISION: [Attached A. & New Zealand Corps.]

Major General F. C. Shaw, C.B.

 

38th Brigade:
6/South Lancashire Regiment

6/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

6/East Lancashire Regiment

6/King's Own.

9/Worcestershire Regiment



39th Brigade:

7/North Staffordshire Regiment

9/Worcestershire Regiment

9/Royal Warwickshire Regiment

7/Gloucestershire Regiment



40th Brigade:

4/South Wales Borderers

8/Royal Welch Fusiliers

8/Cheshire Regiment

5/Wiltshire Regiment


8/Welch Regiment (Pioneers)

LXVI Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [At Helles.]

LXVII Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [In Egypt. Eventually sent to Salonika.]

LXVIII Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries) [In Egypt. Eventually sent to Salonika.]

LXIX (Howitzer) Brigade Royal Field Artillery (A, B, C & D Batteries). [At Anzac.]

71st, 72nd and 88th Field Companies Royal Engineers
 
Divisional Cyclist Company




CORPS TROOPS

4th (Highland) Mountain Artillery Brigade (T.F.)

Argyllshire Battery and Ross & Cromarty Battery




ATTACHED IX CORPS



53RD (WELSH) DIVISION (Territorial Force) :

Major General Hon. J. E. Lindley. [Succeeded by Brigadier General Hon. H. A. Lawrence 19th August. Brigadier General W. R. Marshall took command 25th August.]

 

158th Brigade:
1/5th Royal Welch Fusiliers

1/6th Royal Welch Fusiliers

1/7th Royal Welch Fusiliers

1/1st Herefordshire Regiment



159th Brigade

1/4th Cheshire Regiment

1/7th Cheshire Regiment

1/4th Welch Regiment

1/5th Welch Regiment



160th Brigade

2/4th Queen's (R.W. Surrey Regiment)

2/10th Middlesex Regiment

2/4th R.W. Kent Regiment

1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment


1/1st Welsh & 2/1st Cheshire Field Companies Royal Engineers

Divisional Cyclist Company




54TH (EAST ANGLIAN) DIVISION (Territorial Force)

Major General FS Inglefield, C.B.

 

161st Brigade
1/4th Essex Regiment

1/6th Essex Regiment

1/5th Essex Regiment

1/7th Essex Regiment



162nd Brigade

1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment

14th Northamptonshire Regiment

1/10th London Regiment

1/11th London Regiment



163rd Brigade

1/4th Norfolk Regiment

1/5th Norfolk Regiment

1/5th Suffolk Regiment

1/8th Hampshire Regiment


1/2nd & 2/1st East Anglian Field Companies Royal Engineers

Divisional Cyclist Company




2ND MOUNTED DIVISION: [Dismounted]

Major General W. E. Peyton, C.B.

 

1st (South Midland) Brigade:
1/1st Worcestershire Yeomanry

1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry

Gloucestershire Hussars.



2nd (South Midland) Brigade:

1/1st Royal Bucks Hussars

1/1st Berkshire Yeomanry

1/1st Dorset Yeomanry



3rd (Notts. & Derby) Brigade:

1/1st Sherwood Rangers

1/1st Derbyshire Yeomanry

1/1st South Notts Hussars.



4th (London) Brigade:

1/1st County of London Yeomanry

1/3rd County of London Yeomanry

1/1st City of London Yeomanry



5th Brigade: [Attached]

1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry

1/2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dns.).




AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND ARMY CORPS

General Officer Commanding
Lieutenant General Sir W. R. Birdwood, K.C.S.I.


Brigadier General, General Staff

Brigadier General A. Skeen.




1ST AUSTRALIAN DIVISION

Major General H. B. Walker, D.S.O.

 

1st Australian Brigade:
1st (New South Wales) Battalion

2nd (New South Wales) Battalion

3rd (New South Wales) Battalion

4th (New South Wales) Battalion



2nd Australian Brigade:

5th (Victoria) Battalion

6th (Victoria) Battalion

7th (Victoria) Battalion

8th (Victoria) Battalion



3rd Australian Brigade:

9th (Queensland) Battalion

10th (South Australia) Battalion

11th (West Australia) Battalion

12th (South Australia & West Australia and Tasmania) Battalion


I. (New South Wales) Field Artillery Brigade (1st, 2nd & 3rd Batteries).

II. (Victoria) Field Artillery Brigade (4th, 5th & 6th Batteries).

III. Field Artillery Brigade: 7th (Queensland), 8th (West Australia) & 9th (Tasmania) Batteries

1st, 2nd & 3rd Field Companies Australian Engineers.

4th (Victoria) Light Horse Regiment [Dismounted]




NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN DIVISION

Major General Sir A. J. Godley, K.C.M.G.

 

New Zealand Brigade:
Auckland Battalion

Otago Battalion

Canterbury Battalion

Wellington Battalion



4th Australian Brigade:

13th (New South Wales) Battalion

14th (Victoria) Battalion

15th (Queensland & Tasmania) Battalion

16th (South Australia & West Australia) Battalion



New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade: [Dismounted.]

Auckland Mounted Rifles

Wellington Mounted Rifles

Canterbury Mounted Rifles



1st Australian Light Horse Brigade: [Dismounted.]

1st (New South Wales) Regiment

2nd (Queensland) Regiment

3rd (South Australia & Tasmania) Regiment


Maori Detachment.

I. New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade (1st & 3rd Batteries & 6th How. Battery). [H.Q. and Bde, and 6th (Howitzer) Battery did not arrive from Egypt till October, New Zealand artillery was then organized in 2 brigades.]

II. New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade (2nd & 5th Batteries & 4th How. Battery). [H.Q. and Bde, and 6th (Howitzer) Battery did not arrive from Egypt till October, New Zealand artillery was then organized in 2 brigades.]

1st & 2nd Field Companies New Zealand Engineers.

New Zealand Field Troop, Engineers.

Otago Mounted Rifles [Dismounted.]




2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION: [Only 5th Australian Brigade present on peninsula in August. Remainder arrived from Egypt early in September.]

Major General J. G. Legge.

 

5th Australian Brigade:
17th (New South Wales) Battalion

18th (New South Wales) Battalion

19th (New South Wales) Battalion

20th (New South Wales) Battalion



6th Australian Brigade:

21st (Victoria) Battalion

22nd (Victoria) Battalion

23rd (Victoria) Battalion

24th (Victoria) Battalion



7th Australian Brigade:

25th (Queensland) Battalion

26th (Queensland & Tasmania) Battalion

27th (South Australia) Battalion

28th (West Australia) Battalion


4th & 5th Field Companies Australian Engineers.

13th (Victoria) Light Horse Regiment [Dismounted.]




CORPS TROOPS


2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade: [Dismounted.]
5th (Queensland) Regiment

6th (New South Wales) Regiment

7th (New South Wales) Regiment



3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade: [Dismounted.]

8th (Victoria) Regiment

9th (Vic. & South Australia) Regiment

10th (West Australia) Regiment


7th Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade [21st (Kohat) Battery and 26th (Jacob's) Battery

1 x 4.7-inch Gun.

3 x 6-inch Howitzers.




ATTACHED NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN DIVISION

29th Indian Infantry Brigade:
Major General H. V. Cox.

14th Sikhs

1/6th Gurkha Rifles

1/5th Gurkha Rifles

2/10th Gurkha Rifles.



G.H.Q. TROOPS


20TH BRIGADE, Royal Garrison Artillery:

10th, 15th & 91st Heavy Batteries Royal Garrison Artillery


24TH BRIGADE, Royal Garrison Artillery: [In Egypt.]

17th, 42nd & 43rd Siege Batteries Royal Garrison Artillery


ARMOURED CAR DIVISION (R.N.A.S.)

Nos. 3 [In Egypt.], 4 [In Egypt.], 9, 10, 11 & 12 [In Egypt.] Squadrons.




CORPS EXPEDITIONNAIRE D'ORIENT

Commander
General Bailloud.



1ST DIVISION:

General Brulard.

 

1st Metropolitan Brigade:
175th Regiment.

1st Regiment de marche d'Afrique (2 Battalions Zouaves, 1 Battalions Foreign Legion).

Foreign Legion Battalion (2 Companies).



2nd Colonial Brigade:

4th Colonial Regiment.

6th Colonial Regiment.


6 Batteries of Artillery (75-mm.).

2 Batteries of Artillery (65-mm.).




2ND DIVISION

3rd Metropolitan Brigade:
176th Regiment.

2nd Regiment de marche d'Afrique (3 Battalions Zouaves).



4th Colonial Brigade:

7th Colonial Regiment.

8th Colonial Regiment.



9 Batteries of Artillery (75-mm.).



CORPS ARTILLERY

1 Heavy Battery, 120-MM. Long (4.7-inch)

1 Heavy Battery, 155-mm- long (6-inch).

2 Heavy Batteries, 155-mm- short (6-inch)

2 Siege guns, 240-mm. (9.4-inch).

Battery of naval guns.

 

 

Further Reading:

AIF, MEF and the EEF

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Order Of Battle, August 1915

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 4 April 2010 11:25 PM EADT
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Gallipoli Campaign - 1915, Bridges Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, Part 1
Topic: BatzG - Gallipoli

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915

Bridges Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, Part 1

 

Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, p. 1.

 

 
DISEMBARKATION ORDERS

By Major General W. T. BRIDGES, C.M.G., Commanding 1st Australian Division.

Transport A11 Minnewaska, 18th April, 1915.


Transfers before leaving Lemnos.

1. - The transfers shown in Table "A" attached are to be made before leaving LEMNOS.


Sequence of disembarkation.

2.(i) The sequence of disembarkation is given in Table "B" attached; approximate hours at which disembarkation will begin are shown in this table,

Tables showing the composition of "tows", and the number of troops to be embarked in each, for the disembarkation of "A" echelons have been issued to military transport officers. Commanding officers will detail troops to tows accordingly.



Beach control personnel.

3. - The detail of the military beach control personnel and beach parties is shown in Table "C" attached.

Hold Parties have been allotted to transports; when they have not been detailed the work will be carried out by personnel of the last echelon to land.

Extracts from Paragraphs 59 to 63 of the Manual of Combined Naval and Military Operations are issued herewith (Table "D") and explain the arrangements for clearing the beach.




Forming-up places and rendezvous.

4. - Four forming up places and two rendezvous will be selected by

Major DJ Glasfurd, General Staff, 1st Australian Division
Major CH Villiers-Stuart, General Staff, A & NZ Army Corps.

These officers will land with the first portion of the covering force. They will draw from the beach parties the necessary personnel for guides and to mark forming-up places and rendezvous.



Order of dress; articles to be landed.

5. –
(i ) Troops will land in service dress.

(ii) Horses will be landed harnessed.

(iii) Infantry battalions will land all entrenching tools under regimental arrangements.

All wire cutters are to be carried.

Canvas water bags issued to units will be filled and taken ashore.

(iv) Engineer units will land all tools and explosives.

(v) Mounted units will land the canvas trough equipment in their possession.

(vi) All vehicles will be placed in boats so that they can be landed pole leading.

All vehicles will be with their authorised loads, less articles landed with "A" echelons, before troops begin disembarkation.

(vii) Planks will be landed from the LAKE MICHIGAN to assist in unloading vehicles from horse boats on shore.

(viii) Grapnels a empty sacks for crossing wire entanglements will be landed with No. 2 Field Company.



Conduct of troops in boats

6. -- Silence will be observed in the boats, no one is to stand up; rifles are not to be loaded; magazines will be charged and cut offs closed; rifles will be carried in the hand and not slung. Equipment will be loosened and shoulder straps unbuttoned. On arrival at the beach all troops are to remain seated in their boats until the naval officer, or petty officer, in charge of the boat, gives the order to land.

 

 

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Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign

 


Citation: Gallipoli Campaign - 1915, Bridges Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, Part 1


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 3 July 2009 9:47 AM EADT
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Gallipoli Campaign - 1915, Bridges Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, Part 2
Topic: BatzG - Gallipoli

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915

Bridges Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, Part 2

 

Disembarkation Orders, 18 April 1915, p. 2.

 

 
DISEMBARKATION ORDERS

By Major General W. T. BRIDGES, C.M.G., Commanding 1st Australian Division.

Transport A11 Minnewaska, 18th April, 1915.

Rations

7(i) A hot meal will be arranged for all troops as late as possible before leaving their ships.

(ii) Troops will land with the current day's rations and two iron rations. The iron rations are for consumption on the second and third days.

(iii) Under Army Corps arrangements seven days' suppies will be landed - that for the lst Australian Division will be taken over subsequently by the Officer Commanding Divisional Train who will arrange for landing the necessary supply details from the Atlantian.



Ammunition

8(i) Infantry will carry two hundred (200) rounds on the man: artillery and engineers  fifty (50) rounds per man; A.S.C twenty (20) rounds per man.

(ii) Machine guns and belt boxes will be carried by hand; (3,500) rounds per machine gun will be carried in belt boxes.

(iii) The regimental reserve now in possession of units will be left in regimental vehicles and landed with them.

(iv) 176 rounds per gun will be landed with each battery.

(v) Arrangements have been made by the Army Corps to 1and a reserve of small arm and gun ammunition on the beach. The DADOS will take over from this depot the ammunition for the Division.


Disposal of unfit personnel and animals etc.

9. - ( i ) All men unfit for disembarkation will be transferred to the stationary hospital before leaving MUDROS; those becoming unfit subsequently will, as opportunity offers be transferred to the transport CLAN McGILLIVRAY, by the military transport officer of the transport.

(ii) Unfit animals will be left on transports in charge of a party detailed under regimental arrangements.

(iii) After tho disembarkation of "A" echelons military transport officers will see that remaining personnel is divided in proper prorortions to the "B" and "C" echelons.

(iv) The extra blankets will he baled, labelled, and left on transports in charge of military transport officers, who will apply for instructions as to their disposal before ships are finally cleared.

(v) Hold parties, military transport officers, and their signals parties, will remain on board until all echelons are landed. They will then be transferred under divisional arrangements to the DERFFLINGER, taking with them any sick remaining in their transports.

 

C.B.B. WHITE

Lieut.Colonel 1st Australian Division.

 

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