Search Results for Mesopotamia

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XVIII Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery

This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular army. It is also sometimes shown as 18 Brigade RFA. History Comprising 53, 93 and 94 Batteries, this brigade was under command of 3rd (Lahore) Division. It…



Review of “The Unprofessional Soldier”

The unprofessional soldier: memoirs of a foot soldier in the Mesopotamian campaign of the Great War by Maurice Ellis Bird edited by his grandson David G. Alexander published by Austin Macauley 2016 ISBN 978 1…




Field Bakeries of the Army Service Corps

The Field Bakery was a unit of the Supply department of the Army Service Corps. This page is a continuing work in progress but the information shown is accurate, if incomplete. “Expeditionary Force Tables” of…


Review of “With valour and distinction”

With valour and distinction: the actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918 by Nigel Atter published by Helion & Company in 2019 paperback ISBN 978 1 912866 24 3 total pages 254: main body…


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The Indian Corps in France and Flanders

The Indian Army Corps was formed and mobilised in India and moved to France as part of Indian Expeditionary Force “A”. The staff arrived at Marseilles on 30 September 1914. Headquarters locations 19 October 1914:…


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The British XVII Corps in France and Flanders

XVII Corps was formed on 9 January 1916 from details left in France when the Indian Corps left for Mesopotamia. It had been called XV Corps since 9 December 1915. Headquarters moved into Third Army’s…


The Gallipoli evacuation

Review of “The Gallipoli evacuation”

The Gallipoli evacuation By Peter Hart Published in Australia and UK by Living History ISBN 978 0 6489 2260 5 Paperback. 275 pages plus 35 pages of acknowledgements, bibliography, endnotes and index. You don’t need…