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Saturday, 14 August 2010
Indian Army, Contents
Topic: AIF - DMC - Indian

EEF

Indian Army

Contents

 

Items

Outline

Indian Army EEF, Outline

 

History

 

Roll of Honour

Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour

Lest we forget

 

 

Further Reading:

Indian Army

Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Indian Army EEF, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 30 January 2011 2:33 PM EAST
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent, Contents
Topic: AIF - DMC - Indian

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC

The Indian Subcontinent

Content

 

 

Items

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Outline 

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Officers 1908

 

 

Further Reading:

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent

AIF, MEF and the EEF

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:23 AM EADT
Monday, 15 March 2010
AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent, Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Outline
Topic: AIF - DMC - Indian

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC

The Indian Subcontinent

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Outline

Hat Badge of the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps

Unitas Salus Nostra - Unity, Our Salvation

South Africa, 1902

 

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps

In 1900 the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps was established with headquarters in Kandy; the officers and other ranks were made up of Europeans, who were tea and rubber planters in the central highlands of Ceylon. It’s first Commanding Officer was Colonel R.N. Farquharson, a retired Naval Captain. The regiment was a volunteer regiment mobilized under internal emergencies or for deployments overseas.

The regiment's first deployment was in 1902 when a detachment was sent to South Africa arriving just before hostilities ended, not having experienced combat in the Second Boer War. The overall conduct of Ceylon troops received accolades from General Kitchener, Chief of Staff to Lord Roberts in South Africa, who affirmed, “The Ceylon Contingent did very good work in South Africa I only wish we had more of them.”

In the First World War the regiment sent a force of 8 officers and 229 other ranks commanded by Major J. Hall Brown. The unit sailed for Egypt on October 1914, and was deployed in defence of the Suez Canal. After which the unit was transferred to the Australia New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and was in 1915 dispatched to Anzac Cove (‘Z’ Beach) on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The CPRC also performed operational duties as guards to ANZAC headquarter staff, including the General Officer Commanding ANZAC, Lieutenant General William Birdwood, who remarked, “I have an excellent guard of Ceylon Planters who are such a nice lot of fellows.” According to its onetime Commanding Officer (CO), Colonel T.Y. Wright (1904-1912), the CPRC had sustained overall losses of 80 killed and 99 wounded in the First World War.

 

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent

AIF, MEF and the EEF

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Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent, Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Outline

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 5 July 2010 9:29 PM EADT
Thursday, 11 March 2010
AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent, Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Officers 1908
Topic: AIF - DMC - Indian

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC

The Indian Subcontinent

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Officers 1908

Hat Badge of the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps

Unitas Salus Nostra - Unity, Our Salvation

South Africa, 1902

 

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps Officers


Honorary Colonel

Right Honorable Sir JW Ridgeway, GCB, GCMG, KCSI.


Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel TY Wright, 19 July 1904, South African Veteran.


Majors

Major GA Craib, 13 February 1906.
Major WH Biddulph, 1 June 1906.


Captains

Captain JE Martin, 12 February 1902.
Captain E Rosling, 5 November 1903.
Captain W Sinclair, 1 June 1904, Assistant Adjutant.
Captain AJ Forbes, 20 February 1907.
Captain EK Smith, 3 April 1907.
Captain GCS Hodgson, 25 June 1907.

 

Lieutenants

Lieutenant EB Creasy, 7 October 1903.
Lieutenant EM De C Short, 5 November 1903.
Lieutenant J Hall-Brown, 28 December 1906.
Lieutenant H Worship, 28 December 1906.

 

Second Lieutenants

Second Lieutenant FC Smith, 31 March 1906.
Second Lieutenant MM Smith, 20 February 1907.
Second Lieutenant F Booth, 20 February 1907.
Second Lieutenant A McP Blair, 20 February 1907.
Second Lieutenant WJ Agar, 20 February 1907.
Second Lieutenant FW Boyd, 20 June 1907.
Second Lieutenant GW Bolton, 2 July 1907.


Adjutant
Vacant


Assistant Adjutant
Captain W Sinclair, 1 June 1904.


Quarter Master
Lieutenant JG Veall, 13 February 1904.

 

 

Further Reading:

Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Outline 

AIF, MEF, EEF & DMC, The Indian Subcontinent

AIF, MEF and the EEF

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps, Officers 1908

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Monday, 5 July 2010 9:29 PM EADT
Friday, 30 January 2009
Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour
Topic: AIF - DMC - Indian

EEF

Indian Army, EEF

Roll of Honour

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the Indian Army enrolled within the Egyptian Expeditionary Force known to have served and lost their lives in Egypt and Palestine during the Great War.

 

Roll of Honour

Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:

Indian Army

Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Indian Army EEF, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 30 January 2011 2:31 PM EAST

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