Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916
Part 5, 54th (East Anglian) 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. 383 - 384:
54th (East Anglian) Division.
Colonel (temp. Major-General) S. W. Hare, C. B.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) E. C. Da Costa.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) G. W. Biddulph.
Major D. Griffiths.
161st Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) F. F. W. Daniell.
1 /4th Essex Regiment;
1/5th Essex Regiment;
1/6th Essex Regiment;
1/7th Essex Regiment;
161st Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
162nd Infantry Brigade.
Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) A. Mudge.
1/5th Bedford Regiment;
1/4th Northampton Regiment; 1/10th London Regiment;
1/11th London Regiment;162nd Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
163rd Infantry Brigade.
Major (Hon. Colonel, temp. Brig. General) T. Ward.
1/4th Norfolk Regiment;
1/5th Norfolk Regiment;
1/5th Suffolk Regiment;
1 /8th Hampshire Regiment;163rd Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
1 Sqdn. 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry (with H.Q. and Machine-Gun Section).
1/1st E. Anglian Brigade, R.F.A.
1/2nd E. Anglian Brigade, R.F.A.
1/3rd E. Anglian Brigade, R.F.A.
1/4th E. Anglian Brigade, R.F.A.54th Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).
2/1st E. Anglian Field Company, R.E.
1/2nd E. Anglian Field Company, R.E.1/1st Kent Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
54th Divisional Signal Company.
54th Divisional Train (Supply details only).
Medical Units -
2/1st, 1/2nd and 1/3rd E. Anglian Field Ambulances.
20th (Indian) Infantry Brigade.
Brig.-General H. D. Watson, C.M.G., C.I.E., M.V O.
Alwar Infantry;Gwalior Infantry.
29th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.General) P. C. Palin.
No. 10 Co. Q.O. Sappers and Miners;
110, 121 and 135 Indian Field Ambulances;7th and 26th Mule Corps.