Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
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 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. 398 - 399:
54th (East Anglian) Division.
General Officer Commanding -Colonel (temporary Major-General) S. W. Hare, C.B.
General Service Officer Level 1 -Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel) A. H. C. Kearsey, D.S.O.
Commander Royal Artillery -Colonel (temporary Brigadier General) H. G. Sandilands, C.B.
Commander Royal Engineers -Major (temporary Lieutenant Colonel) A. W. Stokes, M.C.
161st Infantry Brigade.
General Officer Commanding - Lieutenant Colonel (temporary Brigadier General) W. Marriott-Dodington.
1/4th Essex Regiment;
1/5th Essex Regiment;
1/6th Essex Regiment;
1/7th Essex Regiment;161st Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
162nd Infantry Brigade.
General Officer Commanding - Brevet Lieutenant Colonel (temporary Brigadier General) A. Mudge.
1/5th Bedford Regiment;
1/4th North Hampshire Regiment;
1/10th London Regiment;
1/11th London Regiment;162nd Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
163rd Infantry Brigade.
General Officer Commanding - Major (Honorary Colonel, temporary Brigadier 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 Squadron. 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry (with Headquarters and Machine-Gun Section).
270th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
271st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
272nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery54th Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).
2/1st East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers
1/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers1/1st Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers
Signal Service -54th Divisional Signal Company.
Army Service Corps -54th Divisional Train (Supply details only).
Medical Units -2/1st, 1/2nd and 1/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulances.