Topic: AIF - 2B - 6 LHR
Bir el Mazar
Sinai, 17 September 1916
6th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
War Diary account of the 6th LHR, AIF.
16 September 1916
0230 - Regiment moved out with the Brigade and marched to hod el Ge'eila arriving there at 0600 and camped there for the day, moving out at 1700 joining up with the 3rd Light Horse Brigade, Inverness and Ayrshire Batteries, 4 miles east of Salmana on the Salmana - Mazar Road.
17 September 1916
"A" Squadron with 4 machine guns was left 6 miles west of Mazar to cover our retreat. "C" Squadron was detailed as escort to the Artillery, remainder of the Regiment being in reserve all day. Withdrew from vicinity of Mazar 1130 to Salmana where Regiment watered, drew rations and forage and bivouacked for the night. Casualties Nil. 2 horses destroyed and 2 missing.
18 September 1916
Left Salmana and marched to Hassaniya arriving at 0700. "A" Squadron took our front line of outposts at Homosassa linking up with the Camel Corps on the right and the 8th Light Horse Regiment on the left respectively at Bayud and Bada.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget
Citation: Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 6th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account