Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

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Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Years active: April 1915–15 February 1916
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Service: Australian Army, New Zealand Army
Branch: Australian Imperial Force, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Type: Formation
Specific type: Corps (tactical)
Full size:
Created: April 1915. Formed in Egypt.[1]
Alternate names: Australasian Army Corps, A&NZAC, ANZAC
Disbanded: 15 February 1916. Split into I ANZAC Corps and II ANZAC Corps.[2]
For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date: April 1915[1]
End date: 23 November 1915[3]
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Dardanelles Army, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date: 23 November 1915[3][4]
End date: 12 January 1916[5]
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level: Army Group
Start date: 12 January 1916[5][4]
End date: 15 February 1916
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: Corps Troops, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Subordinate level: Brigade
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: New Zealand and Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 1st Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 2nd Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
Start date:
End date:
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered: April 1915
Date left: 9/4/1915[6]
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Gallipoli
Date entered: 12/4/1915[7]
Date left: December 1915
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered: December 1915
Date left: 15 February 1916


Personal narratives[edit]

William Birdwood[edit]

Australian War Memorial: 3DRL/3376 is a large collection of personal and official papers of William Riddell Birdwood, later Lord Birdwood, who was commander of:

The collection includes letters, diaries and official despatches. It covers all of Birdwood's career in the First World War but is particularly strong on the Gallipoli campaign.

Related media[edit]

Ocean Beach, part of the ANZAC position at Gallipoli.

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/25, General Staff, (April 1915–January 1916) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/28, Administrative Staff, (April 1915–January 1916) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 14/1, Chief Engineer, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 26/14, Deputy Director of Medical Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Becke, Archibald Frank. (1945). Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 4: The Army Council, G.H.Q.s, Armies and Corps 1914-1918. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. London: HMSO. p. 48. 
  2. General Staff War diary of I ANZAC Corps, 15/2/1916
  3. 3.0 3.1 Becke, Archibald Frank. (1945). Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 4: The Army Council, G.H.Q.s, Armies and Corps 1914-1918. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. London: HMSO. p. 45. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Becke, Archibald Frank. (1945). Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 4: The Army Council, G.H.Q.s, Armies and Corps 1914-1918. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. London: HMSO. p. 47. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Becke, Archibald Frank. (1945). Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 4: The Army Council, G.H.Q.s, Armies and Corps 1914-1918. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. London: HMSO. p. 53. 
  6. General Staff War diary, 9/4/1915
  7. General Staff War diary, 12/4/1915