By the end of 1914, the brigade had arrived in Egypt and was assigned to the New Zealand and Australian Division . Its first active service was, in a dismounted role, during the Gallipoli Campaign , where they fought against the forces of the Ottoman Turkish Empire . [nb 1] Seven months later, after the evacuation from Gallipoli, the brigade returned to Egypt, and in 1916, became part of the ANZAC Mounted Division . The brigade was then used in defence of the Suez Canal . Then following an abortive Turkish attack in the Sinai Desert , took part in clearing the invaders from Egypt. Then in the next two years, forced the Turkish forces out of Palestine, collectively known as the Sinai and Palestine Campaign . Following its successful conclusion in 1918, the brigade played a small part in the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 , before being disbanded in June 1919.