Topic: AIF - DMC - Anzac MD
Chauvel Order for a Reconnaissance to Hod el Gedaidia, 14 May 1916, page 2.
The aim of this reconnaissance was to establish any Turkish presence around Hod el Gedaidia. After the Turkish raid at Romani, it was essential to discover the Turkish presence, the numbers of Turkish forces deployed and so establish their intent. In addition, with an eye on future operations, the location of water sources and potential volumes were to be discovered by this reconnaissance.