Topic: AIF - 3B - 3 LHFA
The Jifjafa Raid
Sinai, 10 - 14 April 1916
3rd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account
7 April 1916
1600 - Received orders from Assistant Director of Medical Services 4th Division to(a) Detail Major White of the unit for special duty
(b) Hand over to him 5 men "to be picked by him"
(c) "Hand over such medical equipment as Major White requires."
13 April 1916
Wrote to Assistant Director of Medical Services Anzac Mounted Division drawing attention to above and stating that granted the regular issue of such orders the nominal command of the Ambulance could be carried on by the most junior officer.
18 April 1916
Forwarded to Assistant Director of Medical Services 4th Division report by Major White stating that the medical work had been successful. Major White informed me that he had difficulty in arranging to have any escort when attending to wounded enemy but ultimately obtained it.
If medical details are to be left alone unarmed in the desert they are at the mercy of a few wandering armed Bedouin.
Further Reading:Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: The Jifjafa Raid, Sinai, April 10 to 14, 1916, 3rd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account