Topic: AIF - 1B - 1 LHR
Bir el Mazar
Sinai, 17 September 1916
PV Vernon's 1985 centenary celebration of the Royal New South Wales Lancers included a section on the work performed by the 1st Light Horse Regiment during the Great War. The pages specifically related to the Battle of Bir el Mazar are extracted below.
Vernon, PV, editor, The Royal New South Wales Lancers 1885-1985, (Sydney 1986), p. 113:
On the 15th the regiment, consisting of 12 officers and 305 other ranks, left camp at night and moved to Bir el Abd via Bir Salmana, reaching their destination on the morning of the 17th. No enemy were seen. On the return journey to Romani, the regiment was halted and inspected by General Butler, the senior remount officer in Egypt, who praised the endurance
of the Australian horses.