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British soldiers with members of the Egyptian Camel Transport Corps, carrying water for troops, Sheik Nakhrur, 1917

Photograph, World War One Middle East (1914-1918), Palestine, 1917.

The Camel Transport Corps was formed at the beginning of World War One (1914-1918) with Egyptian camel drivers hired and organised to support and supply British and Imperial troops operating in the Middle East. A War Department inspection in January 1916 puts the strength of the Corps at around 10,000 camels, 52 officers and 1,400 other ranks.

From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-88


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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