Desert Mounted Corps

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This page was initially automatically created using data from series WO 95 (official war diaries) in the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate. You can edit this page to make it more useful. Please help to improve the page by adding or correcting facts, and citing reliable sources.


Desert Mounted Corps
Years active: 7/12/1916–
Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
Branch: unknown
Type: Formation
Specific type: Corps (tactical)
Full size: 30000
Created: 7/12/1916. 
Name1: Desert Column[1]
Name1 Start: 7/12/1916
Name1 End: 6/8/1917
Reason for change: Re-organised into corps.[2]
Name2: Desert Mounted Corps
Name2 Start: 6/8/1917
Name2 End:
Alternate names:
Disbanded:
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: Eastern Force, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level:
Start date: 7/12/1916
End date: 12/8/1917[3]
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Egyptian Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date: 12/8/1917[3]
End date:
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered:
Date left: 30/09/1918


Personal narratives[edit]

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Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4475-4478 (unknown date–unknown date)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4475, Headquarters, (–)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4476, Headquarters, (–)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4475, Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, (01/11/1916–30/09/1918)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/64 (January 1917–August 1917) (images free for non-commercial use), General Staff

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 38. 
  2. War diary, General Staff, 6/8/1917 (page image)
  3. 3.0 3.1 War diary, General Staff, 12/8/1917 (page image)
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