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Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Aerial Reconnaissance over Lone Pine, 6 August 1915
Topic: BatzG - Aug 1915

The August Offensive

Gallipoli, August 1915

Aerial Reconnaissance over Lone Pine, 6 August 1915

 

Signal issued at 0840, 6 August 1915

 

On the morning, prior to the scheduled battle at Lone Pine, air reconnaissance was ordered by the Australian Division to fly over the proposed battlefield. Direction for assistance in identifying were given to the men in the advanced trenches which included firing flares and other identifying actions. The signal reads:

Australian Division

GHQ are sending aeroplane to reconnoitre Lone Pine and asks begins can you assist reconnaissance asked for by showing flares in firing trenches opposite Lone Pine when aeroplane comes over about 1100 ends will you please comply.

Anzac 0826

 

By 1246 the results of the reconnaissance and prisoner interrogations were in and made available.

 

Signal issued at 1246, 6 August 1915

 

The signal reads:

Australian Division

1246, 6 August 1915

Aeroplane reports that camps round Anzac grown in size. Prisoners captured this morning state five Turkish regiments or roughly 12,000 to 15,000 men opposed our right from Johnsons Gully to sea aaa Ammunition plentiful aaa Had not seen reinforcement but heard they were expected aaa It is possible these are fresh troops opposing No 3 Section as 57th Regiment formerly opposite Quinns now reported by prisoners on Turkish left aaa Aeroplane has located four fresh gun emplacements at 93.N.7 and 2 at 80.P.3 occupied addressed 13th Division reported Aust and NZ and A Div.

Anzac

 

The Turks had deployed 5 full Infantry Regiments consisting of between 12,000 to 15,000 men in front of the Allied forces. In addition, there were many reserves available. Further bad news is indicated that there are some new artillery works with fresh gun emplacements. The Australians were scheduled to move off in another four hours and this did not auger well for the beginning of the August offesnsive.

 

Further Reading:

The August Offensive, Gallipoli, August 1915

The Battle for Lone Pine, 6 August 1915

Gallipoli Campaign

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Aerial Reconnaissance over Lone Pine, 6 August 1915

Posted by Project Leader at 11:59 PM EADT
Updated: Monday, 12 July 2010 12:43 PM EADT
Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 2 July 1918
Topic: Diary - Schramm

Diaries of AIF Servicemen

Bert Schramm

2 July 1918

 

Bert Schramm

 

2823 Private Herbert Leslie SCHRAMM, a 22 year old Farmer from Whites River, South Australia. He enlisted on 17 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.

During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, Bert Schramm kept a diary of his life. Bert was not a man of letters so this diary was produced with great effort on his behalf. Bert made a promise to his sweetheart, Lucy Solley, that he would do so after he received the blank pocket notebook wherein these entries are found. As a Brigade Scout since September 1918, he took a lead part in the September Offensive by the Allied forces in Palestine. Bert's diary entries are placed alongside those of the 9th Light Horse Regiment to which he belonged and to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade to which the 9th LHR was attached. On this basis we can follow Bert in the context of his formation.

 

The Diaries

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Bert Schramm Diary


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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 30 June - 6 July 1918

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Bert Schramm 

Tuesday, July 2, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything must be the same as usual. The 5th Brigade came back here today so expect we will be going out again shortly.

 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Two Other Ranks proceeded on short leave to Egypt. Usual training carried out. The cool climate of Solomon's Pools was being much appreciated by all those who had spent a long period in the Jordan Valley. Eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables were to be obtained in advance from the natives. Each Regiment had its own controlled market where the natives had to sell at fixed prices. Water for men and animals was obtained from Solomon's Pools about one mile distant from the bivouac area.

9th LHR AIF War Diary, 2 July

 

Darley

Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.

No Entry

 

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Sources Used:

Bert Schramm's Diary

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Roll, AWM8.

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

 

War Diaries and Letters

All War Diaries and letters cited on this site should be read in conjunction with the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, War Diaries and Letters, Site Transcription Policy which may be accessed at:

Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, War Diaries and Letters, Site Transcription Policy 

 

Further Reading:

Bert Schramm Diary

Bert Schramm Diary, Album

Bert Schramm's Photo Album

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, War Diary, Day by Day Account

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 2 July 1918


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 1 June 2011 5:19 PM EADT
9th LHR AIF War Diary, July 2
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 2 July

Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour

Regimental March -  Marching Through Georgia

 

 

The following entries are extracted and transcribed from the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, the originals of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. There are 366 entries on this site. Each day has entries as they occurred from 1914 to 1919. In addition to the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, when appropriate, entries from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary and other regiments with the Brigade will also appear. Entries from the unit history, Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924 will also appear from time to time. The aim is to give the broadest context to the story and allow the reader to follow the day to day activities of the regiment. If a relative happened to have served in the regiment during the Great War, then this provides a general framework in which the individual story may be told.

 

The Diary

 

1914

Thursday, July 2, 1914

See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.

 

1915

Friday, July 2, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1100 -1300 The Regiment was relieved by the Auckland Mounted Rifles and moved to rest at Reserve Gully.

During the night 18 more Turkish rifles were recovered - most of them by Privates Pennycuick and Dawkins who searched the ground near the Turkish trenches.

3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Colonel Smyth VC reported and took over Commanding Brigade and No. 1 Sub Sector. Assisted him round area.

Casualty and Sick State

UnitOfficers KilledOfficers WoundedOther Ranks KilledOther Ranks WoundedTotalSick
Brigade Headquarters

0

1

0

1

2

6

Signals Troop

0

0

0

1

1

1

8th Light Horse Regiment

2

2

17

76

97

65

9th Light Horse Regiment

1

3

15

57

76

121

10th Light Horse Regiment

0

8

6

57

71

64

Total

3

14

38

192

247

267


Carew Reynell Diary   - No Entry.

 

1916

Sunday, July 2, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine training and patrol work. Two hours training carried out daily.

 

1917

Monday, July 2, 1917

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - All ranks put through gas helmet drill.

A party of 150 Non Commissioned Officers and men under Luxmoore, Captain EM, left at 1400 and proceeded to points X, Y, and Z for two hours trench digging returning to camp at 1930.

1918

Tuesday, July 2, 1918

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Two Other Ranks proceeded on short leave to Egypt.

Usual training carried out.

The cool climate of Solomon's Pools was being much appreciated by all those who had spent a long period in the Jordan Valley. Eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables were to be obtained in advance from the natives. Each Regiment had its own controlled market where the natives had to sell at fixed prices. Water for men and animals was obtained from Solomon's Pools about one mile distant from the bivouac area.

 

1919

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Preparation for handing in of equipment.

 


Previous: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 1 July

Next: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 3 July

 

Sources:

See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF

Bert Schramm Diary

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 2 July

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2010 7:54 PM EADT
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, The Merritt family
Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR

8th LHR, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment

The Merritt family

 

The Merritt family

[From: Melbourne Argus, 19 January 1915 p. 7.]

 

During the Great War, many families saw all the eligible men enlist for  service. This item deals specifically with the Merritt family which was featured within a small piece published in the Melbourne Argus, 19 January 1915 p. 7.

Family of Soldiers

In the camp at Broadmeadows three brothers named Merritt for one of the notable instances of the three boys of a family bound for the war. They are William Crawford, Charles Cecil and Frank Leslie Merritt of Welshpool, Gippsland. The uncle of the lads, Mr David Crawford, who went through the South African War in Bethune's Light Horse, is also a member of the present contingent, and has been placed in command of the scouts. He was mentioned in despatches in South Africa, and received the "DSO". The family is certainly a fighting one, for Mrs Merritt's father was a member of the British legion that fought in Spain from 1834 to 1840.

 

The following are the military biographies of each man mentioned in the article.

 

Lieutenant David Crawford, Bethune's Mounted Infantry, Mentioned in Despatches 

[From: London Gazette Issue 27459, 29 July 1902, p. 23.]

 

231 Sergeant David Crawford

Place of birth    High Camp, Kilmore, Victoria
School    High Camp State School, Victoria
Religion    Protestant
Occupation    Motor mechanic
Address    26 Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital status    Married
Age at embarkation    37
Height    5' 9.75"
Weight    175 lbs
Next of kin    Wife, Mrs Hannah Mabel Crawford, 22 Richardson Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military service    Served in Bethunes Mounted Infantry during Boer War as a Sergeant. Mentioned in despatches.
Enlistment date    21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll    21 September 1914
Place of enlistment    Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment    Sergeant
Unit name    8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number    10/13/1
Embarkation details    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll    Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll    8th Light Horse Regiment
Fate    Killed in Action 23 June 1915
Place of death or wounding    Walker's Ridge,Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death    40
Age at death from cemetery records    40
Place of burial    Ari Burnu Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 1), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial    6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records    Parents: William and Jane CRAWFORD; husband of H. Mabel CRAWFORD, Collins Street, Traralgon, Victoria
Family/military connections    Nephews: 318 Pte Charles Cecil MERRITT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds, 1 November 1917; 319 Pte Frank Leslie MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916; 28370 Gunner Roy Vernon MERRITT, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919.
Other details    
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 23 June 1915 (hit by shell); buried, 23 June 1915.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Lest We Forget

 

318 Private Charles Cecil Merritt

 Place of birth    Camberwell, Victoria
School    Welshpool School, Victoria
Religion    Presbyterian
Occupation    Labourer
Address    Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital status    Single
Age at embarkation    21
Height    5' 9"
Weight    159 lbs
Next of kin    Father, Thomas Merritt, Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military service    Nil
Enlistment date    24 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll    24 September 1914
Place of enlistment    Toorac, Victoria
Rank on enlistment    Private
Unit name    8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number    10/13/1
Embarkation details    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll    Private
Unit from Nominal Roll    3rd Machine Gun Squadron
Fate    Died of wounds 1 November 1917
Place of death or wounding    Beersheba, Palestine
Age at death    25
Place of burial    Beersheba War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 49), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial    180
Family/military connections    Brothers: 319 Pte Frank Leslie MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916; 28370 Gunner Roy Vernon MERRITT, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919. Uncle: 231 Sgt David CRAWFORD, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 23 June 1915.
Other details    

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915 (bomb wounds, both legs); transferred to Hospital Ship, 28 June 1915; admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 8 July 1915; to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, 4 August 1915; to Anzac Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 5 August 1915; transferred to Zeitoun for duty, 11 August 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 28 September 1915; to Anzac Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 16 October 1915; discharged to duty, 29 March 1916; marched into Convalescent and General Base, Zeitoun, 30 March 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, Moascar, 1 August 1916.

To Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 27 October 1916; passed as 1st Class Machine Gunner in Lewis Gun Course.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Belah, 31 March 1917 (diphtheria); transferred to 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 March 1917; to Convoy Station, 31 March 1917; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El-Arish (tonsilitis), 2 April 1917; discharged to duty, 11 April 1917; rejoined unit, 23 April 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Shellal, 17 June 1917 (diarrhoea); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 19 June 1917; to Hospital Train, 20 June 1917; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 20 June 1917; to Base Hospital, 21 June 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 21 June 1917; to Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo, 23 June 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 20 July 1917; discharged, 3 August 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 3 August 1917.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 26 August 1917; passed as 1st Class Machine Gunner; returned to duty, 15 September 1917.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, 15 September 1917; taken on strength, Machine Gun Training Squadron, 15 September 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Machine Gun Squadron, 19 September 1917; taken on strength, 22 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 October 1917 (bomb wound, chest); transferred to Australian Receiving Station, 1 November 1917 (bomb wounds, thorax and abdomen); died of wounds, 1 November 1917; buried, 1 November 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

In the evening at Tel el Saba, 31 October 1917, while Beersheba was falling, there was an air raid on the men as they moved to their positions. Those killed came from "C" Squadron, 9th Light Horse Regiment and the 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron. 

See: The Battle of Beersheba 

 

Roll of Honour

499 Private William Irvine HUTCHINSON, 8th Light Horse Regiment

3255 Private James Lowry BODKIN, 9th Light Horse Regiment

1497 Private John Currie CUMMING, 8th Light Horse Regiment

318 Private Charles Cecil MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment

2815 Private Claude Michael LEAHY, 9th Light Horse Regiment

2939 Private Donald James MORRISON, 9th Light Horse Regiment

Lest we forget.

 

319 Private Frank Leslie Merritt

Date of birth    11 June 1897
Place of birth    Buln Buln, Victoria
Religion    Presbyterian
Occupation    Hairdresser
Address    Welshpool, Victoria
Marital status    Single
Age at embarkation    19
Height    5' 8"
Weight    140 lbs
Next of kin    Father, Thomas Merritt, Welshpool, Victoria
Previous military service    67th Infantry
Enlistment date    15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll    16 September 1914
Place of enlistment    Meeniyan, Victoria
Rank on enlistment    Private
Unit name    8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number    10/13/1
Embarkation details    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll    Private
Unit from Nominal Roll    8th Light Horse Regiment
Fate    Returned to Australia 11 April 1916
Family/military connections    Brothers: 318 Pte Charles Cecil MERRITT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds, 1 November 1917; 28370 Gunner Roy Vernon MERRITT, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919. Uncle: 231 Sgt David CRAWFORD, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 23 June 1915.
Other details    

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship, 16 August 1915 (shrapnel wound, stomach); disembarked Alexandria, 25 August 1915; admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 25 August 1915; transferred to Mena Hospital, 1 September 1915; transferred to Montasah Convalescent Camp, 3 September 1915; to British Red Cross Convalescent Camp, Montasah, 3 September 1915 (enteritis); transferred to Mustapha Base, 25 September 1915.

Admitted to Anzac Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 28 October 1915 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 5 November 1915 (tonsilitis); to Anzac Convalescent Camp, 12 November 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916 (diarrhoea and varicocele); to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 March 1916; marched out for return to Australia, 10 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 12 May 1916; discharged, 7 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
British War Medal and Victory Medal marked returned, 10 May 1923.

 

320 Private William Crawford Merritt

Religion    Presbyterian
Occupation    Labourer
Address    Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital status    Single
Age at embarkation    22
Next of kin    Mother, Mrs A Merritt, Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date    24 September 1914
Rank on enlistment    Private
Unit name    8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number    10/13/1
Embarkation details    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll    Private
Unit from Nominal Roll    8th Light Horse Regiment
Fate    Returned to Australia 28 April 1915

28370 Gunner Roy Vernon Merritt

Place of birth    Black Flat, Victoria
Religion    Presbyterian
Occupation    Student
Address    Welshpool,South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital status    Single
Age at embarkation    18
Height    5' 6.25"
Weight    129 lbs
Next of kin    Father, Thomas Merritt, Welshpool,South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military service    64th Infantry
Enlistment date    25 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll    25 May 1916
Place of enlistment    Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment    Gunner
Unit name    Field Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number    13/39/3
Embarkation details    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll    Gunner
Unit from Nominal Roll    14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular    Brothers: 318 Pte Charles Cecil MERRITT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds, 1 November 1917; 319 Pte Frank Leslie MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916. Uncle: 231 Sgt David CRAWFORD, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 23 June 1915.
Fate    Returned to Australia 25 March 1919
Other details   

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 18 August 1917.

Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 53rd Battery, 27 August 1917.

Evacuated, 2 October 1917 (gassed); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 October 1917; transferred to 1st Aouth African General Hospital, Abbeville, 4 October 1917; embarked for England, 11 October 1917; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 12 October 1917 (mustard gas); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 November 1917; discharged, 6 November 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 November 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 January 1918.

Marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 5 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 March 1918; rejoined 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 19 March 1918.

To England on leave, 26 January 1919; reported to Headquarters, 12 February 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Very, 26 February 1919 (sick); discharged, 27 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Fort Denison', 25 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1919; discharged, 25 July 1919 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

 

Source: Information for this post was extracted from AUSTRALIAN ANZACS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

 

Further Reading:

8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF

8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, The Merritt family


Posted by Project Leader at 11:23 PM EADT
Updated: Friday, 20 August 2010 8:39 AM EADT
Battle of Romani, Sinai, 4 to 5 August 1916, Official British War History Map of Romani, 4 August 1916
Topic: BatzS - Romani

Battle of Romani

Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916

 Official British War History Map of Romani

 

Romani and the disposition of the various armies, 4 August 1916

[Click on map for larger image]

 

To put the Battle of Romani into context, below is part of a series of maps which will illustrate the places mentioned in the various texts which appears on this topic.

 

Further Reading:

Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916

Bir el Abd, Sinai, 9 August 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Battle of Romani, Sinai, 4 to 5 August 1916, Official British War History Map of Romani, 4 August 1916

Posted by Project Leader at 10:43 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 20 August 2010 8:48 AM EADT

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