Actions in Egypt 1914-15

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This event is part of the First World War


In October 1914 British Indian forces under Maj-Gen Sir George Younghusband, Maj-Gen Herbert Cox and Maj-Gen Sir Charles Mills were posted to Egypt to secure the Suez Canal. In February 1915 the Turks were beaten back at Serapeum. In November 1915 a campaign was fought against the Senussi in Western Egypt.

Related articles

For further details of events during this period see the following articles
Action at Serapeum 3 February 1915
Actions against the Senussi 25 Dec 1915 and 23 Jan 1916

External links

Historical books online

  • With the R.A.M.C. in Egypt by "Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C." 1918 Briefly mentions Indian troops in Egypt.
  • IOR/L/MIL/17/6/78 History of the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade during the Great War 1914-1918 London: HMSO, 1920. Includes maps. Digitised Manuscripts from the India Office Records, British Library
    • The Brigade appears to have spent the War in Egypt and Palestine. The constituent regiments include the Kathiawar Signal Troop, Hyderabad Lancers, Mysore Lancers including two troops Bhavnagar Lancers and one troop Kashmir Lancers, Patiala Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers