Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHFA
Bir el Abd
Sinai, 9 August 1916
1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
Arrived Hod ed Debabis and reported to Assistant Director Medical Services. Opened dressing station.
Started receiving cases.
Captain McLaren with "A" Section Bearers and 4 Sand Carts proceeded forward to New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade Collecting Post and 2 Sand Carts were detailed to Collecting Post of 5th Light Horse Regiment.
Sent 2 Sand Carts and 1 sledge to Kilo 47 Casualty Clearing Station with urgent cases.
Despatched 16 Camels with casualties and camel convoy at Oghratina.
1 Sledge sent out with orders to collect wounded men. Had not returned in time to move with unit but arrived Oghratina 0500 10 August.
Received orders from Assistant Director Medical Services to pack up and return to Oghratina abandoning any equipment on which we had no transport.
Finished dressing casualties.
Reported all ready to move. Had to abandon cacolets as our camels had not returned. All casualties loaded on and our carts and sledges and 2 in cacolets. Total number wounded 56 including 6 Turks.
Arrived Oghratina and handed our wounded to Camel Convoy.
Hospital return for 9 August 1916:Remained 5 August 1916 - 63
Admitted - 113
Discharged - 40
Died - 2
Evacuated - 122
Remaining - 12
Roll of Honour
Citation: Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916, 1st LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account