Actions in Egypt 1914-15
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.
- Harry Fecitt’s Harry’s Africa kaiserscross.com.
- Suez Canal 1914-1915 The Indian Army took over the first-line defence of the Suez Canal, supported by Allied warships.
- The 15th Ludhiana Sikhs and the Senussi. The Egyptian Western Desert, November 1915 to February 1916
- "Oranges, Dates and Coconuts: 58th Vaughan’s Rifles (Frontier Force) in Egypt, Palestine, Somaliland and Portuguese East Africa 1916 - 1918" by Harry Fecitt. Harry’s Sideshows kaiserscross.com. Retrieved 30 September 2014
- Bhavnagar Imperial Service Lancers – WWI stampomania.blogspot.com. This regiment was stationed in Suez Canal, Sinai, Palestine and Syria.
Historical books online
- With the R.A.M.C. in Egypt by "Serjeant-Major, R.A.M.C." 1918 Archive.org. 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