Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916
Part 4, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division
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. 382 - 383:
42nd (East Lancashire) Division.
Major-General Sir W. Douglas, K.C.M.G., C.B.
G.S.O. 1 –
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) A. Crookenden.
Brig.-General A. D'A. King, D.S.O.
Lieut.-Colonel S. L. Tennant.
125th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) H. C. Frith.
1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers;
1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers;
1/7th Lancashire Fusiliers;
1/8th Lancashire Fusiliers;
125th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
126th Infantry Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig.-General) A. W. Tufnell.
1/4th East Lancashire Regiment;
1/5th East Lancashire Regiment;
1/9th Manchester Regiment;
1/10th Manchester Regiment;
126th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
127th Infantry Brigade.
Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General V. A. Ormsby, C.B.
1/5th Manchester Regiment;
1/6th Manchester Regiment; 1/7th Manchester Regiment;
1/8th Manchester Regiment;
127th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops –
1 Sqdn. Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry.
13th Cyclist Company.
1/lst E. Lancashire Brigade, R.F.A.
1/2nd E. Lancashire Brigade, R.F.A.
1/3rd E. Lancashire Brigade, R.F.A.
1 /4th E. Lancashire (How.) Brigade, R.F.A.
42nd Divisional Ammunition Column.
1/1st E. Lancashire Field Company, R. E.
1/2nd E. Lancashire Field Company, R. E.
1/2nd W. Lancashire Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
42nd Divisional Signal Company.
42nd Divisional Train.
1/1st, 1/2nd and 1/3rd E. Lancashire Field Ambulances.
3rd Dismounted Brigade.
Lieut.-Colonel Lord Kensington, D.S.O.(Acting).
1/1st E. Kent Yeomanry;
1/1st W. Kent Yeomanry;
1/1st Sussex Yeomanry;
1/1st Welsh Horse;
1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry;
1/1st Suffolk Yeomanry;
3rd Dismounted Brigade Signal Troop;
1/1st Eastern and 1/1st S. Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances.
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Citation: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 4, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division