Topic: AIF - 2B - 5 LHR
Sinai, 23 April 1916
5th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
22 April 1916
Instructions received to proceed to Katia. Regiment moved out this day at 0545 for Kantara arrived there 1300. Transport came by train. Instructed to leave transport waggons, personnel and horses at Kantara and marched next day to Dueidar.
23 April 1916
Received instructions from 52nd Division (General Lawrence) that Dueidar Post being attacked and to send out one Squadron at once and to follow on with the balance of the Regiment.
"C" Squadron under Major Cameron moved out, reported at Hill 40 (155 Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Legett) were instructed to proceed to Dueidar and pursue enemy.
"C" Squadron arrived Dueidar where Turkish rearguard stiff firing into that post.
"C" Squadron moved South East a distance of 8 miles, did not get in touch with enemy other than two armed men who were taken prisoners.
Remainder of Regiment less Transport moved to Hill 70, reported to Lieutenant Colonel Legett. Left "B" Squadron and the Machine Gun Section there. Moved on to Dueidar with two Companies 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers. On arrival there instructed by Lieutenant Colonel Legett to pursue enemy who supposed to be on foot. Moved East and East South East. Took five prisoners but otherwise not in touch with enemy. Got touch with "C" Squadron. Both Squadrons saw a large number of tracks chiefly of camels estimated at least 500.
Received advice that Turks successfully attacked Katia and moving on Romani and for our two Squadrons to return to Dueidar before dark. Returned accordingly. "B" Squadron and Machine Gun Section left at Hill 70 rejoined Regiment at Dueidar at about 2000.
Citation: el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916, 5th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account