Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
The Battle of Beersheba
Palestine, 31 October 1917
10th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
War Diary account of the 10th LHR, AIF.
31 October 1917
At 0510 our advanced troop obtained touch with Anzac Mounted division near Point 1480 Square E9. Halted near Iswaiwin and at 1500 moved north and entered wadi near Bir Salim Abu Irgeig coming under heavy shell fire from behind Tel el Saba. Moved to Point 1020 Square E7 and from there went across at the gallop by squadrons in open line of troop columns under heavy shrapnel and Hight Explosive fire past Tel el Saba across Hebron Road and seized line 970 - 1020 inclusive thereby cutting off enemy retreat along that road. Obtained touch with 1st Light Horse Brigade on the left and held this part of the line during the night. Many prisoners and much war material captured. Casualties: 1 Officer (Captain Rodsted) and 4 Other Ranks.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget
Citation: The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 10th ALHR, AIF, War Diary Account