Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 14, Southern 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), pp. 404 - 405:
Southern Canal Section.
Brevet Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) P. C. Palin, C.B. (in addition to his duties as G.O.C., 29th Indian Brigade).
Mounted Troops -
4th (A. and N.Z.) Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps (less 15th Coy., attached 3rd Bn. and 16th Coy., attached N. Canal Section, and with 13th Coy. from 3rd Bn. attached).
14th Army Troops Company, R.E.496th (Bent.) Field Company (less detachment).
Infantry - 232nd Infantry Brigade.
[This was the only brigade yet formed of the 75th Division. The 2nd Loyal North Lancashire and 1 /4th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry were temporarily attached to Eastern Force.]
Major (temp, Brig. General) H.J. Huddleston, D.S.O., M.C.
2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment;
1/4th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry;
1/5th Devonshire Regiment;2/5th Hampshire Regiment.
29th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Brigade Signal Section (British);
123rd Indian Field Ambulance;Indian Brigade Supply Column.
49th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig General) E. R. B. Murray.
110th Indian Field Ambulance;
1st Garrison Bn., Notts and Derby Regiment (less 2 companies);
1st Garrison Bn., Northampton Regiment.
No. 900 Company, A.S.C. (Auxiliary Horse Transport Company, Ismailia).1st Garrison Bn., Royal Scots.