Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 4, 53rd (Welsh) 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 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), p. 398:
53rd (Welsh) Division.
Major-General A. G. Dallas, C.B., C.M.G.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) A. E. M. Sinclair-Thomson, D.S.O.
Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) R. E. A. Le Mottée.
158th Infantry Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig.-General) S. F. Mott.
1/5th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1/6th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1 /7th Royal Welch Fusiliers;
1/1st Herefordshire Regiment;158th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
159th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig. General) J. H. du B. Travers, C.B.
1/4th Cheshire Regiment;
1/7th Cheshire Regiment;
1/4th Welch Regiment;
1/5th Welch Regiment;159th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
160th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) W. J. C. Butler.
1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment;
2/4th Royal West Surrey Regiment;
2/4th Royal West Kent Regiment;
2/10th Middlesex Regiment;160th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
1 Sqdn., 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry.
53rd Divisional Cyclist Company.
265th Brigade, R.F.A.
266th Brigade, R.F.A.
267th Brigade, R.F.A.
53rd Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).
1/lst Welsh Field Company, R.E.
2/1st Welsh Field Company, R.E.
2/1st Cheshire Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
53rd Divisional Signal Company.
53rd Divisional Train.