II ANZAC Corps

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On 28 March 1916, I ANZAC Corps and II ANZAC Corps swapped headquarters staff, but otherwise their names and components stayed the same.[1]


II ANZAC Corps
Years active: 15 February 1916 – 31 December 1917
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Service: Australian Army, New Zealand Army
Branch: Australian Imperial Force, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Type: Formation
Specific type: Corps (tactical)
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Created: 15 February 1916. Formed in Egypt from part of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
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Alternate names: 2nd ANZAC Corps
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Disbanded: 31 December 1917. Headquarters formed XXII Corps, UK at Abeele near Ypres and kept command of New Zealand Division.
Sources for disbanded: [3]
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 Group
Start date: 15 February 1916
End date: 20 March 1916
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Egyptian Expeditionary Force, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date: 20 March 1916
End date: July 1916
Sources: [4]
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Second Army, UK
Parent level: Army
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: Corps Troops, II ANZAC Corps
Subordinate level: Brigade
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: New Zealand Division
Subordinate level: Division
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 3rd Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 4th Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
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Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 5th Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered: 15 February 1916
Date left: July 1916
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Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: July 1916
Date left: November 1917
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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]

Official Sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/32, General Staff, (March 1916–December 1917) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/34, Administrative Staff, (March 1916–December 1917) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 2/2, Assistant Director Ordnance Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 13/5, Commander Artillery, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 13/8, Brigadier General, Heavy Artillery, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 14/3, Chief Engineer, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 14/5, Commander Engineers, Corps Troops, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 25/3, Senior Mechanical Transport Officer, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 26/16, Deputy Director Medical Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 27/2, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. War diary, General Staff, 28/3/1916
  2. War diary of I ANZAC Corps, General Staff, 15/2/1916
  3. 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. 258.  Australian divisions merged with I ANZAC Corps to form Australian Corps.
  4. 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. 27.