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Friday, 31 October 2008
The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, Australian and New Zealand Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzP - Beersheba

The Battle of Beersheba

Palestine, 31 October 1917

Roll of Honour

Australian and New Zealand

 

Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men known to have given their lives in service of Australia and New Zealand during the Battle of Beersheba. Each entry details the full name of the soldier, the last unit to which he was attached and the date of death.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Frank ANSELL, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Sidney Charles ASHTON, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

John Stephen "Jack" BEAZLEY, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Carl BECK, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Harold Thomas BELL alias Harold Thomas WICKHAM, 4th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Cecil BLOONG, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

James Lowry BODKIN, the 9th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

John Richard BOUNDEY, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William BRADBURY, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Hugh Charters BROWN, Wellington Mounted Rifles, died of wounds on 2 November 1917.

Colin Brodie BULL, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Reginald Hadderton BURROW,Auckland Mounted Rifles, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Harry BUNYAN, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Francis James BURTON, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Frederic Michael CARNEY, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Norman Allen CHALLIS, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Bute Alfred CHARTERS, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Edward Randolph CLEAVER, 4th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Harry Rex George COLEY, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

George Herbert COOKE, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Albert COTTER, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

[SeeCotter and the Gezireh Sports Club and Cotter and the Gezireh Sports Club, Part 2]

Ernest James CRAGGS, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

John Currie CUMMING, 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Robert Raymond DAWSON, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

John Herbert DEARMAN, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Ejgie De NEERGAARD, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Frederick DENNIS, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Thomas Stevenson DINSDALE, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

George Thomas DURHAM, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

John Henry FIELDING, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William Thomas FLOOD, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Jack FOGWELL, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 3 November 1917.

 

Frederick Charles GATES, Wellington Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Walter Bede GREENHALGH, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Karl Fletcher HARGRAVE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William Henry HAWKINS, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Cecil Thomas HILLS, 12th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 3 November 1917.

Thomas Roydon HOGARTH, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

William Irvine HUTCHINSON, 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

 

William Henwood JOHNS, Auckland Mounted Rifles, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Francis KELLY, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William Edward KERRIGAN, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917. 

James Murray KILPATRICK, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Walter Rodney KINGHORN, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Sydney Moor LAKE, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William Roy LANG, 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Claude Michael LEAHY, 9th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Patrick Joseph LENEHAN, 1st Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Walter LITCHFIELD, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

Sidney Alfred MADDISON, 1st Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

William Ernest MARKWELL, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

George Bernard MARTIN, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Leslie Cecil MAYGAR, 8th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Alexander Thomas McCLYMONT, 1st Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Francis Edmund McGRATH, 4th Light Horse Regiment died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Thomas John MCMAHON , Engineering Field Troop, died of wounds on 4 November 1917.

Allan Gordon McMARTIN, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Benjamin Peter George MEREDITH, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Robert Thompson MILLER, Auckland Mounted Rifles, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Sidney Newman MITCHELL, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Robert Herbert MORLEY, 4th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Donald James MORRISON, 9th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

 

 

Clem Lidsan RANFORD, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

John REINEKE, 4th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

George Henry RICHARDS, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Alan Chamberlain RODGERS, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 2 November 1917.

 

Morton Reginald SANDLAND, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Norman Edward Johnson SCHMIDT, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Clifford SMITH, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Joseph William SMITH, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

John Thomas STILL, 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Robert William STOWER, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 31 October 1917.

Walter SWANSTON, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

 

Archibald Stuart TRELIGAS, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

William George TRINDER aka William George PODMORE, 3rd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron, Died of Wounds, 6 June 1918.

Henry Charles TROWBRIDGE, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

Harold TUCK, 1st Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 1 November 1917.

 

Allan Stuart WALLACE, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

George Rickart WEEKS, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Clifford Knapsey WHEELENS, 4th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 4 November 1917.

Peter George WHITE, Auckland Mounted Rifles, killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Edward WOMERSLEY, 4th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 2 November 1917.

Mervyn Cyrnos WOODD, 12th Light Horse Regiment, was killed in action on 31 October 1917.

Alfred Clive WOOSTER, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds on 2 November 1917.

 

Lest we forget

 

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917

Australian and New Zealand Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Beersheba  Palestine, 31 October 1917, Australian and New Zealand Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 8:43 AM EADT
The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 7th ALHR, AIF, Unit History Account
Topic: AIF - 2B - 7 LHR

The Battle of Beersheba

Palestine, 31 October 1917

7th LHR, AIF, Unit History Account

 

 

7th LHR "A" Sqn men marching with Turks captured at Beersheba

[From: Richardson, photograph plate facing p. 68.]

 

Lieutenant Colonel John Dalzell Richardson produced a unit history published in 1919 called The History of the 7th Light Horse Regiment AIF which included a section specifically related to the battle of Beersheba and is extracted below.

Richardson, JD, The History of the 7th Light Horse Regiment AIF, Sydney, 1919, pp. 56 - 7:

 

CHAPTER VII. BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA.

The moment long waited for was now at hand, and the value of our careful preparations and patient training under trying conditions was to be tested. The morale of the army was of the highest; it had completely recovered from the two set-backs at Gaza. Complete confidence was felt in the new Commander-in-Chief.

At 5 p.m on October 31st, 1917 the regiment left its bivouac at Asluj and moving as advance guard to the Brigade, passed Asluj Station at 6 pm. The track led between barren, stony hills, and a thunderstorm had made a number of small watercourses boggy. The cross-roads, four miles south-west of Bir Arara, was the point where the 2nd L.H. Brigade severed connection with the remainder of the Division, which moved on Kashim Zanna. The Regiment from these cross-roads proceeded temporarily alone, the objective being Bir Arara, which was to be taken silently with the bayonet, if held.

Bir Arara was reached at 2 a.m., on November 1 st. It was not held, and apparently never had been during the night, though Turkish mounted patrols were there in the daytime in some strength. A halt was made to allow the remainder of the Brigade to join up, and then the whole column moved on in the grand, wide encircling movement against Beersheba. The second objective was Bir El Hamam, a deep well, about six miles due east of the town; a mere watering-place for Bedouin flocks. This place was reached at 8 a.m., without opposition, though the N.Z.M.R. Brigade, on the high ridges about Kashim Zanna, could be seen driving in some outposts. From Bir El Hammam the dome and minaret of the great mosque in Beersheba were plainly visible, and also many troops, mostly cavalry, moving to the north of the town. A short halt was made for breakfast.

The going since we left Arara had been good, though shallow ravines caused some congestion at times. Although the altitude had greatly increased, the country was gently undulating, and gave the Brigade the utmost scope for wide movements. Not until the true foothills of the Judean Range, which lie west of the Hebron Road, and in the vicinity of Towal Abu Jerwal, are reached, does it become really difficult for mounted troops. These hills then gradually converge on the Hebron Road, and the boundary of hills and plain is there abruptly defined at Kurnet Ghazaleh. From this spot one may be said to enter the mountain country of Judea, which extends like a great rugged backbone through to Galilee, and almost to the foot of Mount Hermon and Damascus. It is true that the plain of Esdraelon interposes a barrier between the hill systems of Judea and Galilee, but for this they are one, and the geological formation is the same. These hills, at which we had so often gazed in the far distance, were now close at hand, and were to give us a taste of their rugged quality in a few days' time.

Hurried orders directed us to move with all speed to seize the third objective, Tel Es Sakaty, and get astride the Hebron Road. The Regiment moved off at a sharp canter, and almost immediately captured six transport wagons loaded with forage, and later a fatigue party of 49 men, who were at work on a culvert. These surrendered to a section of four men, in charge of Corporal Picton, who afterwards received the D.C.M. The gallop across a wide flat, which opens on to the Hebron Road, will long be remembered by those who took part in it. Turkish Cavalry and a battery had been seen moving to the west of the road, evidently with the intention of covering that highway as a possible means of retreat. The 7th Regiment, galloping forward with the Brigade in rear, menaced this force, which hurriedly withdrew to the high ground about half a mile west of the [57] road, dragging their guns up the steep slopes. These guns were at length brought into action, and a hail of shells fell among the troops of the Regiment, but such is the immunity against shell-fire, of "shell, or artillery formation," especially in fast-moving bodies, that not a man was hit, though a number of the Bedouins, whose camp was in the line of fire, were knocked over. The gunners possibly were somewhat rattled by the quick work. As the road was approached, the Turkish machine guns opened fire, and Lieutenant-Colonel Onslow realised that the position was too strong and too steep to be galloped; he therefore smartly swung the whole Regiment at the gallop to the right, and crossing the road, found good corer for the horses in Wadi Aujan. Beyond this, however, it was impossible to advance, as the enemy possessed many machine guns, and any movement at once drew severe fire.

Our position was consolidated, and we linked up with the 5th A.L.H. Regiment, which came in from the right shortly afterwards. Intermittent sniping continued during the day, but as the objective had been gained, no further attempt to advance was made. Our role was to hold these positions against any enemy retirement from Beersheba.

It was a fine sight to see the Australian Mounted Division moving forward to close in on the town of Beersheba. Regiment after regiment, troop after troop, they moved forward until the whole wide plain east of the town seemed to be covered with mounted men. This movement was to culminate in the gallant charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, which, disregarding trenches, galloped with bayonets fixed right into Beersheba, and captured a number of guns and enemy who would otherwise have escaped, besides preventing the blowing in of an all-important well.

On our left, the N.Z.M.R. Brigade was having a hard fight for Tel el Saba, a high mound strongly trenched. at the junction of two deep wadis. With the support of the 1st L.H. Brigade in dealing with machine guns flanking this position, Tel el Saba was taken at about 4 p.m. The Horse Artillery Battery (Ayrshire) attached to our Brigade, had now come into action against the guns which had attempted to check our advance; very soon the enemy guns were silenced and were withdrawn out of action. An effort was made to dislodge the machine guns in front of us by shell fire, but without success. The wadi in which the Regiment, horses and all, was hidden afforded excellent protection, but any movement above these at once drew a hail of bullets, and any advance must have caused the heaviest casualties.

At night, the line was drawn back somewhat, so as to link up better with the Brigade. The explosions and fires in Beersheba indicated that the town had fallen. At 4.30 a.m., on November 1st, the Regiment moved forward again to re-occupy the line of the previous day. Troops were pushed forward to feel for the enemy, but he had retired during the night, and the ridges hitherto held were occupied without opposition. The Regiment was relieved at noon by the 6th A.L.H. Regiment, and withdrew to a bivouac close to D.H.Q., where a water supply, in pools caused by the thunderstorm on October 31st, had been found. Most of the horses had been without water for nearly 36 hours. Thus ended the Battle of Beersheba, the first blow of a series which quickly followed, and from which the enemy dragged the remnants of his army right back beyond Jaffa, where they were only able to re-form with the assistance of fresh troops. The Infantry, in attacking Beersheba from the west, had done their part well; quickly the barb-wire in front of redoubts was destroyed by concentrated Artillery fire, and the redoubts were themselves then stormed. It needed only the encircling Cavalry to batter at the back-door to cause its speedy downfall. The Turk had, however, made all arrangements for quickly evacuating the place and blowing in the wells; the dashing charge of the 4th L.H. Brigade alone prevented him from making a good withdrawal; even so, the greater part of his Garrison and guns did get away, retiring to reserve positions at Tel el Sharia before our Infantry, advancing through Bir Abu Irgeig, could cut their line.


 

Further Reading:

7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917

Australian and New Zealand Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 7th ALHR, AIF, Unit History Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 26 October 2009 6:06 PM EADT
The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, Roll of Honour, British Forces
Topic: BatzP - Beersheba

The Battle of Beersheba

Palestine, 31 October 1917

Roll of Honour

British Forces


Poppies laid on the London Cenotaph

 

The following Roll of Honour, while incomplete, reflects the large number of casualties suffered by the British forces during the Battle of Beersheba. The Roll of Honour contains the soldier's full identity where ever possible, and the unit to which he was attached when Killed in Action on 31 October 1917.

 

Roll of Honour

 

George L ALBUTT, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Ralph Harry ALDIS, "C" Company 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

Charles Henry ASHCROFT, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

John Stamford ASHFORD, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Noel James Hamilton ATKIN, 2nd/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles).

Amos Harry Percival AVERY, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

 

James Edward BACKHOUSE, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Frederick Charles BAKER, "B" Company 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Leonard Harry BAKER, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Arthur BARNES, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

William John BARNES, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

John William BATCHELOR, 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

Frederick BEANEY, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Alfred BEAVER, 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Henry Herbert BENNETT, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Reginald Edward BEVIS, 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment.

Percy William BILLS, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

George BLOWS, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Alaric Pinder BOOR, 113th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

William Frederick BOOTH, "D" Company 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

Richard BRAITHWAITE, 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment.

Sydney Ernest BRANFIELD, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Thomas Harold BRISELDEN, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Sydney John BROOK, 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment.

William Alfred BROWN, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Frederick George BUCKE, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Reginald Frederick BUNN, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Edmund Alfred Henry BURN, 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

Joseph Robert BURTT, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

 

George William CAMERON, 15th Suffolk Yeomanry Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Andrew CAPPER, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Lionel Hubert CARR, "C" Company 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

Harry Scott CASE, "B" Company 2nd/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles).

Thomas Edward CHAMPION, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Percy CHANDLER, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Christopher L CLEMENT, "C" Company 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

James Hugh COLLON, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Charles COOPER, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

J COOPER, 2nd/19th Battalion, London Regiment.

John CORFIELD, 25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Douglas John COULDREY, 24th Battalion, Attached to 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

George John CRADOCK, 2nd/22nd, London Regiment.

Thomas CROSS, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

 

William J DAVID, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

John DAWSON, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

John DOYLE, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Reginald Arthur DUCKETT, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Ernest DUMBLE, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Algernon Lionel DUNSTER, "D" Company 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Jesse DURRANT, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

 

Thomas ELLERY, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Albert G ELLIS, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Joseph O EVANS, 2nd/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles).

Richard EVANS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Thomas EVANS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

George H FATHERS, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Frank Henry FEAKES, 15th Suffolk Yeomanry Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Henry FENDER, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Godfrey FITZHUGH, 25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

George Henry FROST, 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

 

Henry GRAYSTON, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Charles Frederick GREENAWAY, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

David GRIFFITHS, "D" Company 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

 

Jack HARDMAN, 180th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

Leonard HARRY, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Robert HAWKES, 15th Suffolk Yeomanry Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

John R HENSHALL, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

William HICKS, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

George Harry HILL, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Frederick George HODGE, 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

Alfred HODGES, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Charles Cecil HOLTOM, 161st Company, Machine Gun Corps.

Harold HOWES, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

George Nixon HOWLETT, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Edward HULFORD, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

John Jules HURST, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Cyril Hugh HUTHWAITE, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Edward Daines HUTT, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

John INGRAM, 25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

Thomas Charles JACKS, 24th DENBIGHSHIRE Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

James Henry JAMES, "C" Company 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Stanley Herbert JARVIS, "B" Company 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment.

William George JENKINSON, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Harry JOHNSON, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Caradoc JONES, "B" Company 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

David JONES, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

David A JONES, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Edward Henry JONES, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Edward Thomas JONES, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Thomas JONES, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Christopher C JUNIPER, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

 

Jesse KENDRICK, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Alfred H KING, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Gilbert Geoffrey KING, 12th Norfolk Yeomanry Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.

 

William Gunstone LANG alias William GUNSTONE, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Gordon Conrad LAMBERT, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Emile Louis LANOE, "B" Company 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

Frederick LEA, B Company 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

William Thomas LEES, 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

William LEWIS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

John LOFTUS, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

Cyril Francis MALKIN, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

David Edward MATTHEWS, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

James MCCULLOCH, 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers.

John MCGRATH, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Charles A MILTON, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Albert Ross MITCHELL, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

IM MORGAN, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

George MOUNT, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

John H MULLER, 113th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

 

Harry NAYLOR, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Edward Mortimore NEWBURY, Posted to 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays).

Joseph Hayden NICHOLAS, "D" Company 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

John Herbert NIXON, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Arthur Edward NORRIS, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Frederick R NURSE, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

 

John Edward OLIVER, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Leonard J ONSLOW, 2nd/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles).

Maurice O'REGAN, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Owen Rawson OWEN, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Owen T OWENS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

Henry Charles PARKER, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Victor Charles PERRY, "D" Squadron 1st/1st, Warwickshire Yeomanry.

George Vincent PETERS, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Frederick Heaton PIGHILLS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Frederick POWELL, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Stanley POWELL, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

William POWELL, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

William POWIS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Reginald Sidney PRICE, 25th Montgomeryshire and Welch Horse Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

John PRITCHARD, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

R READ, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Maldwyn RICHARDS, 24th Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

William G RIEPLE, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Herbert Henry ROBERTS, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Harold Lancaster ROBERTS, 2nd/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles).

Harry N ROBERTS, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Kenneth ROBERTS, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Rowland John ROBERTS, 179th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

 

T George SCANE, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Otto Louis SCHERF, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Frederick Albert SCOTT, "B" Company 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

William SELWOOD, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Charles Rickard SHEEN, 10th Royal East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Frederick Charles SHEPHERD, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Charles Edward SMALL, "A" Battery 302nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Frank Clement SMART, 16th Sussex Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

 

Frank TAYLER, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Rees Manney THOMPSON, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

William Firth THOMPSON, 210th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

Percy Richard TODD, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Alfred Frederick TOMPKINS, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

Albert G TREE, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

William G TRUSTHAM, 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

Percy John TURTLE, 2nd/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment.

 

William UNSWORTH, 24th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

Richard VAUGHAN, 10th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

Joseph Richard VICARY, 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment.

 

Ivan Louis WAKELEY, 10th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

Duncan McEwan WALLACE, 181st Company, Machine Gun Corps.

David WATKIN, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Thomas George WESTACOTT, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Alfred Edward WHITWORTH, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

Albert Edward WICKS, 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince Of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles).

Henry Thomas WILKINS, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Sydney Tilley WILKS, 24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Roland WILSON, 2nd/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

Edward WOOD, 2nd/23rd Battalion, London Regiment.

Herbert WRIGHT, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment.

 

Frank YEANDLE, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:
 
The British Army

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920



Citation: The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, Roll of Honour, British Forces

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 8 October 2009 7:11 AM EADT
The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 4th LH Bde, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba
Topic: AIF - 4B - 4 LHB

The Battle of Beersheba

Palestine, 31 October 1917

4th LH Bde, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba

 

4th Light Horse Brigade men who charged at Beersheba

The following list comprises the men from the 4th Light Horse Brigade who were possibly at Beersheba on 31 October 1917 and may have been available to have taken part in the famous Charge at Beersheba.

The problems

The reason for the uncertainty, except for those wounded or killed in action arises from the situation that no roll was ever taken of the men who did charge. The historian is then left to search through the individual service records to ascertain if the man was likely to have been at Beersheba on the appropriate date. The exercise required examining many hundreds of records from potential candidates and narrowing down to the likely candidates whose files show no reason not to be at Beersheba.

The absence of a reason in itself does not mean that the person actually charged. A person may have reported sick in the morning and spent a couple days at the Field Ambulance. If the stay at the Field Ambulance was less than 14 days, generally it would not be recorded on the service record unless it was a reportable illness. Thus, the absence of a reaqson not to be at Beersheba is not evidence that a person was at Beersheba but it is more than likely that the person was at Beersheba.

The List

The following list was researched and constructed by Steve Becker and is reproduced with his permission.

 

4th Light Horse Brigade

4th Light Horse Brigade Headquarters

Henry John Francis BETTESS

Alywin Arnold Isaiah COLE

Ernest George COLE

William CRUICKSHANK

Charles Ernest DAVIES

Edward FITZGIBBON

William GOOD

Charles Angus GULLIVER

William Henry HARLEY

Alfred JOHNSON

John Percy LINDSAY

Alexander Ernest MacKINTOSH

James Joseph MURFITT

Walter MURRAY

John Patrick NOLAN

William THOMAS

Thomas O'LEARY

 

Those whom are believed to have charged at Beersheba, 31 October 1917: 

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 4th LH Bde, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 4th LHR, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 12th LHR, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba

 

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who provided much of the raw material for this entry.

 

Further Reading:

4th Light Horse Brigade, AIF

The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917

Australian and New Zealand Roll of Honour

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920



Citation: The Battle of Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917, 4th LH Bde, AIF, Charge at Beersheeba

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 5 October 2009 4:07 PM EADT
Thursday, 30 October 2008
NT Rifle Clubs 1913
Topic: MilitiaRC - NT

Northern Territory Rifle Clubs

1913

 

1913 Militia Rifle Club Structure and Location of Activity List in the Northern Territory

During the re-organisation of the Militia as a consequence of the 1910 Kitchener Report, a new system of raising the forces occurred. In so doing, areas whose population altered and were unable to sustain any Militia activity had functions removed. Other areas had the units peculiar to the particular state disbanded or amalgamated with other units. In 1911 there were specific 1,527 Militia activities spread over the continent of Australia. This increased to 1,772 Militia activities in 1912. However, the transition was not always linear. In the shake-up, 236 Militia activities were removed from various centres. The major reason for the removal of an activity related to population issues. The main item removed from an area was the rifle club.

The following is a list of all Militia Rifle Club activities that were in operation from a particular location in the Northern Territory during the 1913 year.

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

Darwin, NT: Rifle Club

E

 

F

 

G

 

H

 

I

 

J

 

K

 

L

 

M

 

N

 

O

 

P

 

Q

 

R

 

S

 

T

 

U

 

V

 

W

 

Y

 

Z


 

 

Further Reading:

Northern Territory Rifle Clubs

Rifle Clubs

 


Citation:  NT Rifle Clubs 1913


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