Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHB
Sinai, 23 April 1916
To: Anzac Mounted Division, Romani, April 26th 1916.
Report of Lieutenant Snow, Officer Commanding Quatia Patrol.
Report of Lieutenant Snow who took the patrol out to Qatia this morning attached.
It would appear from this that the Enemy had artillery, from a sample of a shell brought in I should say they were using twelve pounders.
He explained that he had not much opportunity of seeing what dead the Enemy had left as he did not get beyond our position and the Turkish dead would probably be 500 yards out. The Medical Officer, Captain O'Hara informs me that he examined two enemy dead and said they were typical Turkish soldiers similar to those at Gallipoli.
There would be no chance of occupying the camp or anywhere near it for a long time as the stench from the dead horses and camels is very bad.
Another patrol of a Squadron went out at midday under Major Sutton in accordance with your G486 with orders to do as much as possible but to return by dusk, another patrol of a Squadron will leave at dawn tomorrow morning to make a more extensive reconnaissance.
Granville Ryrie, Brigadier General, Commanding 2nd Light horse Brigade, Anzac Mounted Division.
Three pay books enclosed herewith, viz:
No. 2931 Private Richard Scholes, "B" Company, 4th Battalion Royal Scots,
No. 92 Private Sidney Corbett, Army Veterinary Corps, Army Mobile Veterinary Section,
No. 2214 Osmund Scorgie, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry.
Identity disc of:
Lieutenant GH Fox, Royal Field Artillery.
Editors Note: Scholes, Corbett, Scorgie appear to have survived their ordeal although sadly Fox is listed in the Roll of Honour.
Further Reading:2nd Light Horse Brigade, AIF Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916, Ryrie Account