Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 13, General Headquarters Troops
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. 404:
General Headquarters Troops.
Royal Flying Corps -
Middle East Brigade, R.F.C.
Brevet Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig. General) W. G. H. Salmond, D.S.O.
Staff Officer, 1st Grade -
Major (temp. Lieut. Colonel) P. R. C. Groves.
5th Wing -
Nos. 14 and 67 (Australian) Squadrons.
20th Reserve Wing -
Nos. 21, 22, 23, 57 and 58 Reserve Squadrons.
Railway Operating Division.
115th and 116th Railway Companies, R.E.
2 Companies, Railway Bn. Sappers and Miners.
Topographical Section, R.E.
Signal Service -
"M" (L. of C.) Signal Company.
Nos. 12 and 62 Airline Sections.
"BQ" and "BS" Cable Sections. Northern Wagon, Southern Motor, and No. 12 Pack W/T Sections.
A.S.C. Mechanical Transport -
H.Q., A.S.C. Motor Boat Company.
Two Advanced M.T. Sub-Depots (Ismailia and Qantara).52nd, Highland Mounted Brigade, 6th Reserve and 29th Field Ambulance and Workshop Units.
Camel Transport -
Nos. 1 and 2 Camel Transport Depots. "O" and "R" Companies, Egyptian Camel Transport Corps.