Topic: AIF - DMC - Anzac MD
The Jifjafa Raid
Sinai, 10 - 14 April 1916
General Staff HQ, Anzac MD, AIF, War Diary Account
17 April 1916
Report of Major WH Scott, 9th Light Horse Regiment on reconnaissance to Bir el Jifjafa received and attached. Composition of Column and detailed account of march is shown in Appendix 14. The Column attacked and captured the works at Bir el Jifjafa at 0900 on 13 April 1916. The enemy were completely surprised. The whole of the garrison of the post being either killed or captured. 6 of the enemy were killed, 5 wounded and 31 captured, including an Austrian Engineer Officer. The works were completely destroyed.
Our casualties were 1 killed (No. 976 Corporal Monaghan, 8th Light Horse Regiment). Major WH Scott was subsequently awarded the DSO by the General Officer Commanding Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, for the leadership displayed by him in carrying out this very successful reconnaissance.
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Citation: el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916, General Staff HQ, Anzac MD, AIF, War Diary Account