Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 6, 74th (Yeomanry) 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. 399 - 400:
74th (Yeomanry) Division.
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel (temp. Major General) E. S. Girdwood.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) P. S. Allan.
C. R. E. -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) R. P. T. Hawkesley.
229th Infantry Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig. General) R. Hoare.
16th (R. 1st Devon and R. N. Devon Yeo. Bn.) Devonshire Regiment;
12th (W. Somerset Yeo. Bn.) Somerset Light Infantry;
14th (Fife and Forfar Yeo. Bn.) Royal Highlanders;
12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeo. Bn.) Royal Scots Fusiliers;4th Machine-Gun Company.
230th Infantry Brigade.
Major (temp. Brig. General) A. J. McNeill.
10th (R.E. Kent and W. Kent Yeo. Bn.) East Kent Regiment;
16th (Sussex Yeo. Bn.) Sussex Regiment;
15th (Suffolk Yeo. Bn.) Suffolk Regiment;
12th (Norfolk Yeo. Bn.) Norfolk Regiment;209th Machine-Gun Company.
231st Infantry Brigade.
Major (temp. Lieut. Colonel) W. J. Bowker, C.M.G., D.S.O.
10th (Shrop. and Chester Yeo. Bn.) Shropshire Light Infantry;
24th (Denbigh Yeo. Bn.) Royal Welch Fusiliers;
24th (Pemb. and Glam. Yeo. Bn.) Welch Regiment;
25th (Montgomery and Welsh Horse Yeo. Bn.) Royal Welch Fusiliers;210th Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
Sqdn., 1/2nd County of London Yeomanry.
5th Royal Monmouth Field Company, R.E.
5th Royal Anglesey Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
74th Divisional Signal Company.
74th Divisional Train.
Medical Units -
229th, 230th and 231st Brigade, Field Ambulances.
The 74th Division had as yet no artillery.