Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 10, Northern Canal Section
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. 402:
Northern Canal Section.
Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) H. D. Watson, C.M.G., M.V.O. (in addition to his duties as G.O.C., 20th Indian Brigade).
Mounted Troops -
1/2nd County of London Yeomanry (less 2 sqdns.).
16th Company Imperial Camel Corps (attached from 4th Battalion).
20th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Signal Section (British).
121st (Indian) Field Ambulance.
1st Bn., British West Indies Regiment.
2nd Bn., British West Indies Regiment.
1st Garrison Bn., Notts and Derby Regiment (2 companies).
19th Garrison Bn., Rifle Brigade.
Medical Units -
1/lst Lowland Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance.