The New Zealand and Australian Division in 1914-1916

The history of the New Zealand and Australian Division

A New Zealand Expeditionary Force of just under 8500 men, volunteers for overseas service drawn from the recently raised Territorial Force, sailed from home on 14 October 1914. En route they linked up with an Australian brigade and, original intentions of going to England having been changed, together arrived at Egypt on 3 December 1914.:

1915
2 February 1915 : engaged in defending against Tuirkish attack on the Suez Canal
1 April 1915 : Division receives orders to prepare to make amphibious assault at Gallipoli
25 April 1915 : Division lands at what was to become forever known as ANZAC Beach
Gallipoli
8 August 1915 : a key date for New Zealand history as the force assaults Chunuk Bair.
The Division withdrew from Gallipoli in late 1915.

1916
Reconstituted as the New Zealand Division in February and March 1916

The order of battle of the New Zealand and Australian Division

New Zealand Brigade  
Wellington Bn  
Canterbury Bn  
Auckland Bn  
Otago Bn  
Maori Bn under command from February 1915
   
4th Australian Brigade  
13th Bn, the Australian Infantry  
14th Bn, the Australian Infantry  
15th Bn, the Australian Infantry  
16th Bn, the Australian Infantry  
   
Divisional Mounted Troops  
Otago Mounted Rifles attached to New Zealand Brigade
New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade attached to New Zealand Brigade
Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington Mounted Rifles attached to New Zealand Brigade
1st Australian Light Horse Brigade consisted of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Australian Light Horse, attached to 4th Australian Brigade
3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade consisted of 8th, 9th and 10th Australian Light Horse, attached to 4th Australian Brigade
   
Divisional Artillery  
1 New Zealand Brigade, RFA  
2 New Zealand Brigade, RFA formed at Gallipoli in July 1915
   
Royal Engineers  
1st New Zealand Field Company  
2nd New Zealand Field Company  
4th Australian Field Company  
New Zealand and Australian Divisional Signals Company  
   
Royal Army Medical Corps  
New Zealand and Australian Field Ambulance formed January 1915
4th Australian Field Ambulance  
New Zealand and Australian Mounted Field Ambulance formed May 1915
   
Other Divisional Troops  
4th Australian Light Horse attached to 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade in April 1915
12th Australian Light Horse arrived Egypt July 1915, attached to 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade August-December 1915
New Zealand and Australian Divisional Train ASC formed January 1915
New Zealand and Australian Mobile Veterinary Section AVC formed January 1915