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The British XX Corps was a World War I army corps that was formed in Palestine in 1917. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All This article is about a military unit For alternative meanings see Corps (disambiguation. Palestine is a name which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Following the British failure in the Second Battle of Gaza, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force underwent a major rearrangement with the appointment of General Edmund Allenby as the new Commander-in-Chief. The Second Battle of Gaza, fought in southern Palestine during World War I, was the second attempt mounted by British Empire forces to break the The Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF was formed in March 1916 to command the growing British and British Empire military forces in Egypt during Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby 1st Viscount Allenby GCB GCMG GCVO ( April 23 1861 - May 14 1936 The infantry component of the force was divided into two corps; XX Corps and XXI Corps. The XX Corps was commanded by General Philip Chetwode, formerly the commander of the Desert Column. Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode 1st Baron Chetwode 7th Baronet of Oakley GCB OM GCSI KCMG DSO ( 21 September The Desert Mounted Corps was a World War I Allied army Corps that operated in the Middle East ( Sinai and Palestine) during
The corps initially comprised four infantry divisions:
The XX Corps first saw action in the Beersheba phase of the Third Battle of Gaza on October 31, 1917. The British 53rd (Welsh Infantry Division was a Territorial Army division that fought in both World Wars The British 60th (2/2nd London Division was the second of two second-line Territorial Force divisions formed from the surplus of London recruits in 1914 The British 74th (Yeomanry Division was an First World War Infantry division formed in Egypt in early 1917 from brigades of dismounted The Battle of Beersheba took place on 31 October 1917, as part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. The Third Battle of Gaza was fought in 1917 in southern Palestine during World War I. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse The 60th and 74th Divisions captured Turkish outposts west of the town but were not involved in the final assault. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Following Beersheba on November 6, the corps made a frontal assault against the Turkish fortifications in the vicinity of Sheria where the 10th, 60th and 74th Divisions succeeded in breaking through. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with The 10th Division captured the Hareira Redoubt on November 7 and the 60th Division advanced on Huj in support of the Australian Mounted Division's effort to cut off the retreating Turkish army. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat The Australian Mounted Division was a mounted infantry ( Light horse) division formed in Egypt during World War I.