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Friday, 8 January 2010
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR

12th LHR, AIF

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Contents

 

12th Light Horse Regiment Colour Patch (1917-19)

 

The 12th Light Horse Regiment was formed as part of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade, 1915, 4th Contingent and attached to the Australian Division. The recruits were drawn from throughout New South Wales.

 

Structure

The Australian Light Horse – Structural outline

Australian Light Horse Order of Battle

 

Corps

Desert Mounted Corps (DMC)

 

Division

Australian Mounted Division

 

Brigade

Imperial Camel Corps - units

4th Light Horse Brigade

 

Regiment

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment

 

Original Documents and Albums 

Embarkation Book Album

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment Embarkation Book

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment Embarkation Book Album Contents 

 

War Diary and Routine Orders Album

One of the best sources of information available for understanding the immediate challenges facing a regiment is to be found in the Routine Orders. They are a wealth of detail. The Routine Orders provide an unvarnished history of the Regiment. The War Diary and Routine Orders have been joined together to build a chronology of the Regiment on almost a daily basis.

1916
12th Light Horse Regiment War Diary and Routine Orders, 1916 - 1919
War Diary and Routine Orders, 1916, Album Contents
1917
12th Light Horse Regiment War Diary and Routine Orders (2), 1916 - 1919
War Diary and Routine Orders, 1917, Album Contents
1918
12th Light Horse Regiment War Diary and Routine Orders (3), 1916 - 1919
War Diary and Routine Orders, 1918, Album Contents
1919
12th Light Horse Regiment War Diary and Routine Orders (4), 1916 - 1919
War Diary and Routine Orders, 1919, Album Contents
 
War Diary and Routine Orders Album Contents
12th Light Horse Regiment War Diary and Routine Orders, 1916 - 1919, Album Contents 
 
HARRIS Manuscript
The 4th Brigade's Trek from the Canal to Khanyunus and the 2nd Gaza Battle
HARRIS Manuscript Album Contents 

 

History

The Battle of Maghara, Sinai, 15 October 1916

The Battle of Maghara, Sinai, 15 October 1916, 12th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account 

The Battle of Maghara, Sinai, 15 October 1916, 12th LHR, AIF, Unit History Account 

 
Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1918
Men who possibly charged at Beersheba - 12th LHR
Cameron, CO 12th ALHR, account about the fall of Beersheba
12th LHR, AIF MSS 38 account about the fall of Beersheba

 

 

Embarkation

Full Roll

Roll: A - C

Roll: D - F

Roll: G - J

Roll: K - L

Roll: M - Q

Roll: R - S

Roll: T - Z

 

Individual Rolls

Headquarters Section Suevic Group 

Headquarters Section Vestalia Group

"A" Squadron Suevic Group 

"A" Squadron Vestalia Group

"B" Squadron Suevic Group

"B" Squadron Vestalia Group

"C" Squadron Suevic Group

"C" Squadron Vestalia Group

Machine Gun Section

1st Reinforcements

2nd Reinforcements

3rd Reinforcements

4th Reinforcements

5th Reinforcements

6th Reinforcements Moldavia Group

6th Reinforcements Hawkes Bay Group

7th Reinforcements Hawkes Bay Group 

7th Reinforcements Uganda Group

8th Reinforcements

9th Reinforcements

10th Reinforcements

11th Reinforcements

12th Reinforcements

13th Reinforcements

18th Reinforcements

19th Reinforcements Port Lincoln Group 

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19th Reinforcements Commonwealth Group

20th Reinforcements

21st Reinforcements 

22nd Reinforcements 

23rd Reinforcements 

14th Light Horse Regiment, 33rd Reinforcements

14th Light Horse Regiment, 34th Reinforcements

Note: Since the 14th Light Horse Regiment had been disbanded in Britain during September 1916, the Reinforcement cohorts were absorbed directly into the 12th Light Horse Regiment.

 

Personnel

924 Private Albert “Tibby” Cotter
Cotter and the Gezireh Sports Club
Cotter and the Gezireh Sports Club, Part 2
 842 Private Alwynne Steel Beveridge
1107 Private Harold Spence
4160 Trooper John Gordon Hicks, 12th LHR, AIF 

 

Roll of Honour

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

Lest We Forget

 

Further Reading:

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 31 December 2011 11:03 AM EAST
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 24
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 24

 

2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, Signals - No. 24

 

The following is a transcription of the Signal No. 24 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, which forms part of a series which illustrates the chaos and problems experienced in executing their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.

 
Second Bde

   25/4/15 AAA

Begins:

Machine Gun Section and two Companies sent to attack enemy's flank in support of 6th Bn


Ends.


2 AIB

Eighth Bn

1.45 pm


Previous: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 23 

Next: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 25

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 24

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2010 6:54 PM EADT
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 12th Infantry Battalion, Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

Roll of Honour

12th Infantry Battalion, AIF

 

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

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the 12th Infantry Battalion known to have served and lost their lives during the Battle of Anzac, 25 April 1915.

 

Roll of Honour

 

Arthur John ADAMS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

William BANCROFT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Alexander BARNETT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Percy Algernon St George BOWMAN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Jack Keith BRADLEY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Francis BRIGGS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Michael BROWN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

William Ernest CAMERON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Alexander CAMPBELL, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick Deacon CARRINGTON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John CARTER, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Arthur William CHALLENGER, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Lancelot Fox CLARKE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Wilfred John CRANE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Thomas DUNN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Alfred Edward EGAN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Henry EVANS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Ewen Charles EWERT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Edward Richard FLEMING, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Finlay FORBES, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Vivian Ambrose FRENCH, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

James GILLIES, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Colin GLASGOW, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Edward GRIFFIN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Alfred Edward GURR, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Samuel William HADLEY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Henry Christopher HARRISON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Percy Robert HARVEY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Leonard HAWKINS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John HIGGS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Edwin HOLDSWORTH, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Richard George JARVIS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Tasman JARVIS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Andrew Nathaniel JOHNSON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Ernest KEARNEY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Edric Doyle KIDSON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Arthur Willie KNOWLES, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Joseph Peter LALOR, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Anthony LAVELLE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Patrick Francis LONERGAN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Leslie LOWE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Harry LYNCH, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Arthur MAJOR, 12th Infantry Battalion.

George William MANNING, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John Thompson MCBAIN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John MCKAY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Alex MCLEAN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John William MILLER, 12th Infantry Battalion.

William Douglas MOAR, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Edgar MOULAND, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Gordon Albert MUNRO, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

William Henry OAKLEY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

John Wilson PALFREYMAN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Penistan James PATTERSON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

John Thomas QUAMBY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

John Edward Alexander RANKIN, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Percy RIGBYE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Leslie Ernest ROBERTSON, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Charles Keith Jago ROOKE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

George Gordon SAYER, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Henry Thomas SCOTT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Donald Robert SHILLITO, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Edward Thomas SMITH, 12th Infantry Battalion.

William Henry STEVENS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Thomas Sydney STOTT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Gordon Duke STUART, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Austin Philip SUMMERSBEE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Thomas William West SWIFT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Walter Joseph TILBEE, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Humphrey WILLIAMS, 12th Infantry Battalion.

Max Llewellyn WOODBERRY, 12th Infantry Battalion.

George Clifton WRIGHT, 12th Infantry Battalion.

 

Lest We Forget

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 12th Infantry Battalion, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Friday, 9 April 2010 5:03 PM EADT
Thursday, 7 January 2010
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline
Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR

12th LHR, AIF

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Outline

 

12th Light Horsemen parading through MacQuarrie St, Sydney, April 1915.

[From: The Sydney Mail, 28 April 1915, p. 6.]

 

Formation

The 12th Light Horse Regiment was formed as part of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade, 1915, 4th Contingent and attached to the Australian Division. Recruits went to the Liverpool Training Camp to the west of Sydney, New South Wales, from 1 March 1915. The recruits were drawn from throughout New South Wales. Many of the men went from the Light Horse Militia formation into the AIF Light Horse.

 

Training 

 


 12th Light Horse Regiment Routine Order No 1, 23 February 1916

[Note: Earlier Routine Orders were destroyed. Click on page for larger version.]

 

Training for the 12th Light Horse Regiment commenced at the Liverpool Training Camp to the west of Sydney, New South Wales, from 1 March 1915. In addition to this depot, training also occurred at the Holdsworthy Training Camp to the south of Sydney.

 

Embarkation

Embarkation of the 12th Light Horse Regiment was accomplished in two groups using both the HMAT A29 Suevic and HMAT A44 Vestalia from Sydney, New South Wales. 


HMAT A29 Suevic, 1919
 
[See: His Majesty's Australian Transports [HMAT] Ships, A29.

 

The 12th Light Horse Regiment embarked on the HMAT A29 Suevic from Sydney, New South Wales, 13 June 1915.


HMAT A44 Vestalia at Port Melbourne on 6 December 1916
 
[See: His Majesty's Australian Transports [HMAT] Ships, A44.

 

An assortment of men from the 12th Light Horse Regiment took part in a second embarkation on the HMAT A44 Vestalia from Sydney, New South Wales, 22 June 1915.

The 12th Light Horse Regiment sailed to Egypt and disembarked on 23 July 1915.

 

Colour Patch

Initially, the only colour separation of the various Australian mounted troops was by use of the pennant. The marker pennants were carried on poles to mark lines troop lines in camps in Egypt. They were not lance pennants as the Australian lancers had red over white pennants on their lances.

 

Pennant of the 12th Light Horse Regiment

 

While this pennant was useful in distinguishing horse and troop lines, it failed to identify the individual with a unit. The AIF 1st Australian Division Standing Orders issued in December 1914 ordered the Australian Light Horse Regiments to wear a 4 inch wide [10.2cm] blue armband with the regiment name marked on the band in black lettering.

The earlier systems proved to be ineffective so to assist with identification of the men in the various units within the AIF, Divisional Order No 81 (A) Administration was issued at Mena on 8 March 1915 detailing the Colour Patch for the 12th Light Horse Regiment as others received their colours. The colour patch was made of cloth 1¼ inches wide and 2¾ inches long and worn on the sleeve one inch below the shoulder seam.

 

First 12th Light Horse Regiment Colour Patch
 
 
The first colour patch for the 12th Light Horse Regiment was a downward facing oblong with white over red. This was worn by the men from the renamed 12th Light Horse Regiment became the 2nd Camel Regiment.
 
 

Second 12th Light Horse Regiment Colour Patch

 

The reformed 12th Light Horse Regiment as part of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade, Australian Mounted Division, carried the blue Brigade colour as the lower triangle part of the colour patch, while the black unit colour was on the top. This is illustrated with the above presentation.

 

Aden

During the voyage to Egypt, the part of the 12th Light Horse Regiment travelling on the HMAT A29 Suevic was diverted to Aden and landed on 12 July 1916 to bolster the defences of the British garrison which was under pressure from Yemeni tribesmen who were threatening an attack. By 18 July no attack had occurred and the threat diminished allowing the Regiment re-embarked to Egypt.

 

Gallipoli

As mounted troops, the Light Horse was considered to be unsuitable for work in Gallipoli. The mounted troops volunteered to operate as infantry. Because of the level of casualties at Gallipoli, the 12th Light Horse Regiment was broken up on 26 August 1915 with squadrons being allotted to other Regiments as reinforcements.

"A" Squadron became "D" Squadron,  1st Australian Light Horse Regiment.

"B" Squadron became "D" Squadron, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment.

"C" Squadron became "D" Squadron, 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment.

The various squadrons of the Regiment were deployed on primarily defensive activities throughout the stay at Gallipoli. The various squadrons of the 12th Light Horse Regiment left the peninsula during December 1915.

 

Defence of Egypt

After the return to Egypt, on 19 February 1916, the 12th Light Horse Regiment reformed and re-equipped. On 28 February 1916, the 12th Light Horse Regiment moved to the Suez Canal taking part in its defence. The work was hot and monotonous.

 

Sinai

After many months service in the Sinai, during September 1916 the 12th Light Horse Regiment was redesignated as the 2nd Camel Regiment. The Regiment continued to see further service in the Sinai. 

 

Palestine

During the reorganisation of the Light Horse Divisions, the Regiment resumed its old identity as the 12th Light Horse Regiment in February 1917. The 12th Light Horse Regiment became part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade in the Imperial Mounted Division and then Australian Mounted Division.

The 12th Light Horse Regiment  took part in the Second Battle of Gaza on 19 April 1917 and suffered the heaviest casualties since Gallipoli.

The 12th Light Horse Regiment, the Regiment took part in the Battle of Beersheba. Fame for the Regiment was achieved when, in conjunction with the 4th Light Horse Regiment, charged and took Beersheba, thereby sealing victory on that day for the Allied forces. 

See: Men who possibly charged at Beersheba - 12th LHR

The 12th Light Horse Regiment then took part in the follow up actions that lasted until early January 1918.

From this time onwards, for the next two months, the 12th Light Horse Regiment remained in continuous combat action until relieved for three months refit and training at Deir el Belah from early January 1918.

In early April 1918, the 12th Light Horse Regiment moved into the Jordan Valley and took part in the invasion of Moab and took Es Salt during the action of 30 April – 4 May 1918. Unfortunately, due to a Turkish attack on the lines of communication which was being defended by 4th Light Horse Brigade, this raid nearly turned into a disaster where the Turkish forces almost cut off the Australian Mounted Division in the hills.


Megiddo

In a move that converted the Light Horse into full cavalry, the Australian Mounted Division was issued with swords during August and early September 1917. The Australian Mounted Division went to work training with swords and undertaking cavalry work.

On 19 September 1918 the Battle of Megiddo began. The infantry over ran the Turkish defensive trenches allowing the cavalry to debouch into the Turkish hinterland. The 12th Light Horse Regiment participated in the breakthrough which moved rapidly through the north of Palestine. At the end of the first week, it was obvious that the way to Damascus was open and so a second push occurred on the heels of the first assault. On 1 October 1918, Damascus was taken.

After a rest in Damascus, the 12th Light Horse Regiment moved towards Homs when the Turks surrendered on 30 October 1918.

 

Return to Australia

After the conclusion of hostilities, the 12th Light Horse Regiment was marked to return to Australia. Prior to that action, one of the saddest actions occurred for the Australian Lighthorsemen, they had to farewell their best friends, the horses. All the Light Horse unit horses' health was ascertained with the fit horses being transferred to the Indian Cavalry while those in poor condition were destroyed by the Veterinary units.

On 13 March 1919 the 12th Light Horse Regiment was deployed  to assist in suppressing the Egyptian Uprising. When the revolt collapsed, the 12th Light Horse Regiment embarked on the 17 July 1919 for the long voyage to Australia where the unit was disbanded. 


Commanding Officers

Lieutenant Colonel Percy Phipps Abbott
Lieutenant Colonel John Robinson Royston
Lieutenant Colonel Harold McIntosh
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Cameron
Lieutenant Colonel Philip Arthur Chambers
 

Decorations earned by the 12th Light Horse Regiment

  • 3 DSO - Distinguished Service Orders
  • 5 MC & 1 Bar - Military Crosses
  • 9 DCM & 1 Bar - Distinguished Conduct Medals
  • 14 MM- Military Medals
  • 17 MID - Mentioned in Despatches

 

Campaigns

Gallipoli

  • Sari Bair
  • Gallipoli 1915-1916

Egypt

  • Defence of Egypt

Palestine

  • Second Battle of Gaza
  • Third Battle of Gaza
  • Beersheba
  • El Mughar
  • Nebi Samwill
  • Jerusalem
  • Jericho
  • Es Salt
  • Megiddo
  • Sharon
  • Palestine 1917-1918

 

Casualties suffered by the 12th Light Horse Regiment

  • 53 killed
  • 401 wounded


War Diary

The Australian War Memorial has put these on line and may be accessed here:

12th Light Horse Regiment War Diaries.

 

Embarkations:

The following list details all the embarkations in support of the 12th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, during the Great War. Each entry details to formation and the ships on which the units embarked with the date and place of embarkation. The detail of the formation is linked to a list of men who embarked upon that ship on the specific date.

Headquarters Section Suevic Group 

Headquarters Section Vestalia Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A44 Vestalia 22 June 1915

"A" Squadron Suevic Group 

"A" Squadron Vestalia Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A44 Vestalia 22 June 1915

"B" Squadron Suevic Group

"B" Squadron Vestalia Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A44 Vestalia 22 June 1915

"C" Squadron Suevic Group

"C" Squadron Vestalia Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A44 Vestalia 22 June 1915

Machine Gun Section

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915

1st Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A40 Ceramic 25 June 1915

2nd Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A51 Chilka 7 June 1915

3rd Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A54 Runic 9 August 1915

4th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire 30 September 1915

5th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A32 Themistocles 5 October 1915

6th Reinforcements Moldavia Group

6th Reinforcements Hawkes Bay Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board RMS Moldavia 2 October 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Hawkes Bay 21 October 1915

7th Reinforcements Hawkes Bay Group

7th Reinforcements Uganda Group 

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A66 Uganda 20 November 1915

Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Hawkes Bay 21 October 1915

8th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A10 Karroo 5 May 1916

9th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A20 Hororata 2 May 1916

10th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board RMS Mongolia 8 July 1916

11th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian 19 September 1916

12th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A58 Kabinga 12 September 1916

13th Reinforcements

Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale 19 September 1916

18th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney 9 May 1917

19th Reinforcements Port Lincoln Group

19th Reinforcements Kyarra Group 

19th Reinforcements Commonwealth Group

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln 11 June 1917

Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 7 September 1917

Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 2 November 1917

20th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 3 September 1917

21st Reinforcements 

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A55 Kyarra 3 September 1917

22nd Reinforcements 

Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth 2 November 1917

23rd Reinforcements 

Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Canberra 16 November 1917

14th Light Horse Regiment, 33rd Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board SS Canberra 16 November 1917

14th Light Horse Regiment, 34th Reinforcements

Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A38 Ulysses 19 December 1917

Note: Since the 14th Light Horse Regiment had been disbanded in Britain during September 1916, the Reinforcement cohorts were absorbed directly into the 12th Light Horse Regiment.

 

See: Troop transport ships for information and photographs about the various ships employed in transporting the troops to Egypt.

 

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Steve Becker who has provided much useful assistance in the construction of this page.

 

Further Reading:

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Outline

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Sunday, 10 January 2010 12:48 PM EAST
The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 25
Topic: BatzG - Anzac

The Battle of Anzac Cove

Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 25

 

2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, Signals - No. 25

 

The following is a transcription of the Signal No. 25 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, AIF, which forms part of a series which illustrates the chaos and problems experienced in executing their role in the landings at Anzac on 25 April 1915.

 
Aust Div

KB 28 25/4/15 AAA

Begins:

Have ordered eighth Battn to leave one coy on knoll above 224 R or W and remainder of Battn to come in on enemy's left AAA This will leave about five hundred yards unguarded but position of sixth is critical

Ends.

2 AIB

224 R5

1.45 pm

Previous: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 24

Next: 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 26

 

Further Reading:

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Roll of Honour 

The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, AIF, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Battle of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, 2nd Infantry Brigade Signals - No. 25

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2010 6:49 PM EADT

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