Topic: BatzP - Surafend
Surafend, the massacre
Palestine, 10 December 1918
The following account by Lieutenant Reginald Bede Stocks, "B" Field Troop, 1st Field Squadron, Australian Engineers, details events he witnessed during the day leading up to the events at Surafend.
I am Second in Command of "B" Field Toop. Immediately the fires started, the OC of the Troop and myself went around the lines and assured ourselves that all the men were in camp. No leave had been granted to any man for that night. We gave orders that no man was to leave the lines and personally saw that this order was carried out.
Citation: Surafend, the massacre, Palestine, 10 December 1918, Stocks Account