Topic: AIF - 1B - 3 LHR
Bir el Mazar
Sinai, 17 September 1916
3rd LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
War Diary account of the 3rd LHR, AIF.
15 September 1916
The Regiment less "A" Squadron left camp with Brigade at 1900 today to act as covering troops to 2nd and 3rd Light Horse Brigades and 1 Company Imperial Camel Corps attacking Bir el Mazar 17 September 1916.
"A" Squadron left at 0700 for Hod en Negiliat for escort work.
16 September 1916
Brigade arrived at Bir el Abd at 0500. Camped all day. Enemy's plane reconnoitred our position and bombed railhead as well as dove off one of our planes.
17 September 1916
Left Bir el Abd at 0130 and reached Bir Salmana at 0500 watered horses and continued march towards Bir el Mazar. Reached a point 12 miles east of Salmana at 0830 where we halted. 2nd and 3rd Light Horse Brigades withdrew through us at about 1300 bringing about 30 prisoners. We retired at 1530 watered at Bir Salmana and reached Bir el Abd at 2030 where we camped the night.
18 September 1916
"A" Squadron passed through us at 0300 with very large Camel train and the prisoners.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget
3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1919
Citation: Bir el Mazar, Sinai, 17 September 1916, 3rd LHR, AIF, War Diary Account