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New Zealand Camel Corps and Imperial Camel Corps

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Dan Morton, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture


    The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade (ICCB) was a camel-mounted infantry brigade that the British Empire raised in December 1916 during the First World War for service in the Middle East.
    From a small beginning the unit eventually grew to a brigade of four battalions, one battalion each from Great Britain and New Zealand and two battalions from Australia. Support troops included a mountain artillery battery, a machine gun squadron, Royal Engineers, a field ambulance, and an administrative train.
    The ICC became part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) and fought in several battles and engagements, in the Senussi Campaign, the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and in the Arab Revolt. The brigade suffered 246 men killed. The ICC was disbanded in May 1919 after the end of the war.

    The excellent, clear color illustrations of camel saddles and equipment came from Jonathan Paynter, an artist and illustrator friend from the Great War Forum.

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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Hi Dan,

    Just stumbled on your research sharing here & have to say a big thank you for the effort.
    Wonderful to find this collected & will certainly use for a future project or two I have planned :)

    You've made an old Kiwi very happy!

    Stay safe
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  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Glad to be of service, Mike! I look forward to seeing your projects...

    All the best,
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  4. housecarl Moderator

    Excellent as usual Dan.(y)
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Cheers Carl! All posted in January.

    It will take some time to review and process the hundreds of photos I took in French museums in Paris, Meaux and elsewhere, but should have more useful stuff.

    All the best,
  6. housecarl Moderator

    Must have missed it Dan.;)
  7. robin123456789 New Member

    Hi, just wondering if anyone knows the history of the Trooper Anderson photo, as it may be that of my grandfather J Anderson, 15th Coy. Welcome any information you can share.
  8. Andy007 Member

    Hi Robin,

    The style looks similar to those I have seen on the New Zealand Mounted Rifles association website...just had a quick check and here it is http://www.nzmr.org/support.htm
  9. byrd New Member

    Hello Robin,
    The photo is of Trooper 12-457 Frederick Anderson - my grandfather.
    He was from Maxwell Town near Wanganui and sailed with the 12th NZMR reinforcements and was one of the original 15 (NZ) Coy members.

    There is however a Trooper 43-671 John Oliver Wilkie Anderson who was in the 16 (NZ) Coy who was 28th reinforcements. Listed as being from Dannevirke.

    I hope this helps.
    Rodger Anderson.
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