Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
Bir el Abd
Sinai, 9 August 1916
8th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
Moved out as advance guard to Brigade, "C" Squadron vanguard in direction of Salmana, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade attacking Bir el Abd.
Enemy encountered holding strong position south of Bada, including a redoubt.
Regiment heavily engaged all day trying to drive them out. Enemy strong in artillery and machine guns. Enemy made strong counterattack at dusk but was beaten off. Relieved by 10th Light Horse Regiment about 2000 and returned to Hillali at 2200.
Killed - Second Lieutenant Buckland and 6 Other Ranks.
Wounded - 33 other ranks, 5 of whom subsequently died of wounds.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget
Citation: Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 8th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account