I 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]


I ANZAC Corps
Years active: 15 February 1916–November 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)
Full size:
Created: 15 February 1916. Formed in Egypt from part of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.[2]
Alternate names: 1st ANZAC Corps
Disbanded: November 1917. Merged with Australian divisions of II ANZAC Corps to form Australian Corps
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: March 1916
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Second Army, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: Fifth Army, UK
Parent level: Army
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: Corps Troops, I ANZAC Corps
Subordinate level: Brigade
Start date:
End date:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: New Zealand 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:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Subordinate unit: 4th Australian Division
Subordinate level: Division
Start date:
End date:
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Egypt, Palestine and Syria
Date entered: 15 February 1916
Date left: 30 March 1916[3]
Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: April 1916
Date left: November 1917

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 1/29, General Staff, (February 1916–December 1917) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 1/31, Administrative Staff, (February 1916–December 1917) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 2/1, Assistant Director Ordnance Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 5/1, Paymaster, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 13/4, Commander Artillery, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 13/7, Brigadier General, Heavy Artillery, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 14/2, Chief Engineer, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 22/1, Assistant Director Signals, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 25/2, Senior Mechanical Transport Officer, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 26/15, Deputy Director of Medical Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 27/1, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, (–) (images free for non-commercial use)
  • Australian War Memorial: AWM4 Subclass 27/3, 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 of II ANZAC Corps, General Staff, 28/3/1916
  2. War diary, General Staff, 15/2/1916
  3. War diary, General Staff, 30/3/1916