Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 9, Imperial Mounted 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. 401 - 402:
Imperial Mounted Division.
Colonel (temp. Major General) H. W. Hodgson, C.V.O., C.B.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) H. C. S. Ward.
Lieut. Colonel the Marques of Exeter.
3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig. General) J. R. Royston, C.M.G., D.S.O.
8th Regiment Light Horse;
9th Regiment Light Horse;
10th Regiment Light Horse;
3rd Australian Light Horse Signal Troop;3rd Australian Machine-Gun Squadron.
4th Australian Light Horse Brigade.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) J. B. Meredith, D.S.O.
4th Regiment Light Horse;
11th Regiment Light Horse;
12th Regiment Light Horse;
4th Australian Light Horse Signal Troop;4th Australian Machine-Gun Squadron.
5th Mounted Brigade.
Colonel (temp. Brig. General) E. A.Wiggin, D.S.O.
1/lst Warwick Yeomanry;
1/1st Gloucester Yeomanry;
1/lst Worcester Yeomanry;
5th Mounted Brigade Signal Troop;16th Machine Gun Squadron.
6th Mounted Brigade.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) T. M. S. Pitt.
1/1st Bucks Yeomanry;
1/1st Berks Yeomanry;
1/1st Dorset Yeomanry;
6th Mounted Brigade Signal Troop;17th Machine Gun Squadron.
1/1st Notts and 1/1st Berks Batteries, R.H.A.
"A" and "B" Batteries, H.A.C.
Mounted Divisional Ammunition Column.
Imperial Mounted Division Field Squadron.
Signal Service -
Imperial Mounted Division Signal Squadron.
Medical Units -
3rd Light Horse, 4th Light Horse;
1/1st S. Midland Mounted Brigade and 1/2nd S. Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances.