Topic: AIF - DMC - Anzac MD
The Battle of Rafa
Sinai, 9 January 1917
Anzac Mounted Division, Signal 0832
The following is a transcription of the War Diary Signal 0832 of the Anzac Mounted Division of their role at the Battle of Rafa, Sinai, 9 January 1917.
To:1st LH Brigade3rd LH BrigadeNZMR BrigadeCRADesert Column1st Camel Brigade
Sender's Number: GK 76
Date: 9 January 1917
Message:There is no further information AAA GOC Anzac Mounted Division intends to attack enemy's position AAA NZMR Brigade will attack C4 and C5 AAA The GOC Brigade will make provision for the protection of his own right flank and rear AAA 1st LH Brigade will attack C3, C2, and C1 AAA When these works are carried Brigades will rally and attack the Reduit AAA The Imperial Camel Corps will attack B Group of works commencing with B4 AAA The CRA will select positions from which to support the assault concentrating his fire on C4 in the first place and following on to C5, C3, C2 and C1 and the Reduit AAA If enemy opens artillery fire one battery will be detached as Counter Battery AAA Artillery preparation will commence at 0930 AAA Attack will commence a 1000 AAA 3rd LH Brigade in reserve AAA Divisional Headquarters will be at Karm ibn Musleh.
From: Anzac Mounted Division
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