Topic: AIF - 1B - 2 LHR
Bir el Mazar
Sinai, 17 September 1916
Lieutenant Colonel George Herbert Bourne's unit history of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF, included a section specifically related to the Battle of Bir el Mazar which is extracted below.
Bourne, Lieut-Colonel GH, "NULLI SECUNDUS" - The History - of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force - August 1914 - April 1919, (Tamworth 1926), p. 36:
On 13th we returned to Romani and were congratulated, and thanked by the Brigadier, Colonel Meredith, for the work we had done. The health of the men had been greatly impaired by the arduous desert patrolling. and night work from May to date, and it was necessary to nurse them and the horses. Work was accordingly slackened off till the middle of September, when it was rumoured that we were to be armed for shock tactics. Sword exercise was ordered for Officers in addition to the ordinary training programme. Lectures were given each evening on military subjects.