Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 2, Eastern Force
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 3 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917 and is extracted below.
MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), pp. 396 - 397:
Major-General (temp. Lieut.-General) Sir C. M. Dobell, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Brig. General, General Staff -
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Brig. General) G. P. Dawnay, D.S.O., M.V.O.
Brig. General, Royal Artillery -
Colonel (temp. Brig. General) A. H. Short, C.B.
Chief Engineer -
Major (temp. Brig. General) R. L. Waller.
Mounted Troops -
Imperial Camel Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig.-General) C. L. Smith, V,C., M.C.
1st (A. and N.Z.) Battalion;
2nd (Imperial) Battalion;
3rd (A. and N. Z.) Battalion;
Hong Kong and Singapore Camel Battery;
Brigade Signal Section;
Brigade Field Troop;
Brigade Machine-Gun Company ;1/1st Scottish Horse Field Ambulance.
Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig.-General) M. H. Henderson.
1st Hyderabad Lancers;
Kathiawar Signal Troop;124th Indian Cavalry Field Ambulance.
XCVI Heavy Artillery Group (four 4-gun 60-pdr., one siege battery).
Nos. 30, 38, 55, 85, 96 Anti-Aircraft Sections.
Machine Gun Corps -
"E" Company, Heavy Section (Tanks).
Nos. 11 and 12 Light Armoured Car Batteries.
17th Motor Machine-Gun Battery.
Nos. 1 and 3 Armoured Trains.
220th and 555th Army Troops Companies.
No. 10 Company (Queen's Own) Sappers and Miners.
1/23rd and 2/23rd Sikh Pioneers.
360th Company, R.E. (water unit).
Signal Service -
G.H.Q. Signal Company.
N 14, N 15, N 23, N 24 and No. 61 Airline Sections.
BR, NA, NB, NN Cable Sections.No. 9 Wagon and London Pack W/T Sections.