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The 4th Brigade Trek from the Canal to Khan Yunis and the 2nd Gaza Battle
The 4th Brigade Trek from the Canal to Khan Yunis and the 2nd Gaza Battle

The handwritten manuscript called The 4th Brigade Trek from the Canal to Khan Yunis and the 2nd Gaza Battle was produced by 666 Sergeant David Woodward HARRIS of the 12th Light Horse Regiment.

David Woodward HARRIS was a 24 year old Overseer from Turramurra, New South Wales. He enlisted on 30 December 1914 and was allotted to the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Machine Gun Section, which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic 13 June 1915.; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.

For further information, see:

4th Australian Light Horse Brigade, AIF

and:

12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

HARRIS, page 6
HARRIS, page 6 
 

through long lines of British Infantry who gave us a vigorous, heartening cheer, to commence on the long and exacting preparations for the coming attack against Gaza.

Daylight found us directly behind the great sugar loaf shaped bluff 'Tel el Jemi', that rises sheer from the southern bank of the Waddy Ghuzze. This bluff had been greatly increased in size by the Crusaders, who used it as a fortress, but now its use is limited to observation and signalling. After watching during the two spare hours the effect of artillery and naval monitor fire directed against Gaza, the 12th ALH Regiment was sent up-stream along the Wady Ghuzze in search of water for the horses, and it was not until 1pm that we returned to Tel el Jemi. Shortly afterward the 11th and 12th ALH Regiments representing the 4th ALH Brigade moved out across