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The campaign in Egypt and Palestine

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the fighting in the campaign in Egypt and Palestine. British forces involved in Egypt and Palestine (Egypt Expeditionary…


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The Companies and Battalions of the Machine Gun Corps

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Machine Gun Corps. Machine Gun Companies numbered 1-99 Unit Remarks 1st…


Despatch from India in March 1919

The following despatch from His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief in India on the part taken by India, including the Indian States, in the prosecution of the war, has been received from the Government of India: —…


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Royal Field Artillery Brigades

This page is gradually being replaced by this new page Brigades numbered 1 to 200 Brigade Type Higher formation Remarks CXXXII New armies 11th Division from formation in in Egypt on 26 April 1916, when…


London Regiment

The London Regiment was unusual. Not only were all of its battalions of the Territorial Force (although the first four were affiliated to the other City of London regiment, the all-regular Royal Fusiliers) but each…


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Hospital admissions and discharge records

Availability of records Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find records of a soldier’s admission to or discharge from a hospital? Sadly in most cases it will not be possible as the records have…


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Railway Construction Companies of the Royal Engineers

The extraordinary sophistication of military railways in the Great War. At Richborough in Kent, a whole new port was built to expand Cross-Channel supply shipping capacity. Among its features was what we we today call…


The defence of the Suez Canal

Background The position of Egypt in 1914 was rather complex. Formally part of Ottoman Empire, it actually operated as a British protectorate (formally announced in December 1914). On 5 August 1914 Egypt was declared to be…



2nd Australian Division

History Having already despatched the original Australian Imperial Force and seen them go into action at Gallipoli, three more brigades were formed and sailed for Egypt in May and June 1915. By August they had…