Mush less known than his compatriot Lawrence, Lt. Garland was one of the British officers attached to the Arab forces in the Middle East during World War I. He developed a mechanism known as the ‘Garland Device’, allowing for contact detonation of a moving locamotive, which was instrumental in the Arab forces ability to attack the trains on the Hejaz line. He first tested it out successfully in February, 1917, the first allied officer to make an attack on a movie train during the war.

(Imperial War Museum)