Western Frontier Force

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The Western Frontier Force was a force of British Empire troops formed in response to the Senussi Uprising and coming under the command of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Orders for the formation of a Western Frontier Force were issued on 20 November 1915, and Major-General A. Wallace, C.B., was appointed to the command.

The original composition of the force was:

  • A detachment from the Egyptian Army Military Works Department took the place of the Royal Engineers, none of the latter being available.


The composition of the force was constantly changing, and it was not till the middle of February, 1916, that it became really fixed.

Other units attached during the WFF's existence included:

Notes and references[edit]

  • Haythornthwaite P.J. (1992). The World War One Sourcebook. Arms & Armour Press.
  • Rolls S.C. (1937). Steel Chariots in the Desert. Leonaur Books.