Topic: BatzP - Surafend
Surafend, the massacre
Palestine, 10 December 1918
About 2000 on the night of the 10th inst I received order from my CO to report to the Brigade Major at the 6th Regiment Officers' Mess. I did so immediately and he told me to gather any Machine Gun Squadron men I could find in the 6th Regiment lines. I found a number of men on the top of the hill watching the fire and I asked if any Machine Gun men were amongst them. There were none there. I found that all Machine Gun men who had been there had returned to their lines.
Citation: Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Mayes Account