Topic: BatzP - Surafend
Surafend, the massacre
Palestine, 10 December 1918
The following account of the Captain Francis Clarke Thompson, 2nd LHFA:
To the best of my knowledge none of the men of the 2nd Brigade Field Ambulance were absent from camp on that night between the hours of 1930 and 2115. During the time the village was burning. I overheard several men say they would not go near the scene as it would only lead to trouble.
Later on when in the village on ambulance work I neither saw, on the way over, or while there, any man belonging to this Brigade.
Question: What were the hours of your arrival at and departure from the village.
Answer: I arrived there at 2315 and left at 0230.
Citation: Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Thompson Account