Topic: BatzP - El Buggar
The Battle of El Buqqar Ridge, 27 October 1917
27 October 1917 was the opening battle in the Third Battle of Gaza. While a comparatively small action when compared to Beersheba which followed, it was hard fought and necessary to ensure the next phase of the battle could occur with the movement of the Allied forces remaining screened and thus undetected.
The action itself produced the first VC in this battle, that given to Major "Laffy" Lafone.
Citation: The Battle of El Buqqar Ridge, 27 October 1917, 91st Anniversary