Landships II

Members Login
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: British Uniforms Middle East Campaign


Status: Offline
Posts: 55
British Uniforms Middle East Campaign
Permalink Closed

What Uniforms did the British Forces wear in Palestine, Egypt and Mesopotamia in WW1 (specific 1916-18).

Did they wear special Tropical suits and/or their normal Western Front Tunics etc. And what headgear? Please I need some Information on this, best with some photos and/or illustrations.

Any contribution is appreciated!


-- Edited by Doggowitz at 22:32, 2006-02-20



Status: Offline
Posts: 2332
Permalink Closed

I enclose a photograph of my Great Uncle Sidney Kirby taken on 19th Nov 1916 in the Western Desert (about 30 miles from El Alamein which was to be more famous in WW2). Uncle Sidney enlisted in the Linconshire Yeomanry in 1914 and was sent out to Egypt where he and other members of his unit were seconded into the Imperial Camel Corps. He served in both the Western Desert Campaign and later in Palestine. His uniform is not Western front by any means.

SK.jpg (119.1 kb)
aka Robert Robinson Always mistrust captions


Status: Offline
Posts: 169
Permalink Closed


Probably this book can help you (but Ive not seen inside it!):

Best regards



If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to

Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard