XXI Corps (United Kingdom)

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XXI Corps
XXI Corps WW1.svg
XXI Corps formation badge.
ActiveWorld War I
Country United Kingdom
BranchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
TypeField corps
Part ofEgyptian Expeditionary Force
EngagementsWorld War I

The XXI Corps was an Army Corps of the British Army during World War I. The Corps was formed in Egypt in June 1917 under the command of Lieutenant General Edward Bulfin.[1][2] It formed part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF), that served in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign.


The Corps was formed as follows:[1][3]

Commanding officers[edit]

Order of battle December 1917[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Woodward, p 100
  2. ^ Baker, Chris (2010). "The British Corps of 1914–1918". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ Perrett, Bryan (1999). Megiddo 1918: the last great cavalry victory. London: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-85532-827-5.
  4. ^ "Edward Bulfin". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.


  • Blenkinsop, L.J.; Rainey, J.W., eds. (1925). History of the Great War Based on Official Documents Veterinary Services. London: H.M. Stationers. OCLC 460717714.
  • Keogh, E. G.; Joan Graham (1955). Suez to Aleppo. Melbourne: Directorate of Military Training by Wilkie & Co. OCLC 220029983.
  • William T. Massey, Allenby’s Final Triumph (London: Constable & Co., London 1920)
  • Wavell, Field Marshal Earl (1968) [1933]. "The Palestine Campaigns". In Sheppard, Eric William (ed.). A Short History of the British Army (4th ed.). London: Constable & Co. OCLC 35621223.
  • Woodward, David Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East Publisher University Press of Kentucky, (2006), ISBN 0-8131-2383-6