Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917
Part 3, 52nd (Lowland) 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. 397 - 398:
52nd (Lowland) Division.
Brevet Colonel (temp. Major General) W. E. B. Smith, C.B., C.M.G.
G.S.O. 1 -
Major (temp. Lieut. Colonel) G. W. V. Holdich, D.S.O.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig. General) E. C. Massy, D.S.O.
Temp. Major (temp. Lieut. Colonel) L. F. Wells.
155th Infantry Brigade.
Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig. General) J. B. Pollok-McCall.
1/4th Royal Scots Fusiliers;
1/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers;
1/4th King's Own Scottish Borderers;
1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers;155th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
156th Infantry Brigade.
Temp. Lieut. Colonel (temp. Brig, General) A. H. Leggett, D.S.O.
1/4th Royal Scots;
1/7th Royal Scots;
1/7th Scottish Rifles;
1/8th Scottish Rifles;156th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
157th Infantry Brigade.
Brevet Colonel (temp. Brig. General) C. D. H. Moore, D.S.O.
1/5th Highland Light Infantry;
1/6th Highland Light Infantry;
1/7th Highland Light Infantry;
1/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders;157th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.
Mounted Troops -
H.Q. and "C" Squadron, Royal Glasgow Yeomanry.
1/2nd Lowland Brigade, R.F.A.
261st Brigade, R.F.A.
262nd Brigade, R.F.A.
263rd Brigade, R.F.A.
52nd Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).
2/1st Lowland Field Company, R.E.
2/2nd Lowland Field Company, R.E.
1/2nd Lowland Field Company, R.E.
Signal Service -
52nd Divisional Signal Company.
52nd Divisional Train.
Medical Units -
1/1st, 1/2nd, 1/3rd Lowland Field Ambulances.
1st Dismounted Brigade.
Temp. Brig. General the Marques of Tullibardine, M.V.O., D.S.O.
1/1st Scottish Horse;
1/2nd Scottish Horse;
1/3rd Scottish Horse;
1/1st Ayr Yeomanry;
1/1st Lanark Yeomanry;
1st Dismounted Brigade Signal Troop;1/1st Scottish Horse and 1/1st Lowland Field Ambulances.