Topic: AIF - 2B - 2 LHFA
Battle of Romani
Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916
Turks attacked Romani about 0130. Mobile Column left with Brigade about 0430 and proceeded on mile south of camp under rifle and shell fire. Dressing Station established in camp. At 0600, camels returned to camp and bearer and transport divisions to Brigade wells. At 0900 Brigade having moved to the right, bearer and transport divisions returned to camp and worked from there. Turkish position about 1500 yards from camp.
Wounded received - Officers 7; Other Ranks 136; Casualties - Officers Nil; Other Ranks - Killed 1; Wounded 22.
Rejoined Unit - Officers 1 (Captain D Jamieson); Other Ranks 1.
At 0600 bearer and transport division collected wounded from area over which Brigade had advanced. Received from escort Turkish Medical personnel - Officers 5; Other Ranks 58; and attached them to Ambulance for treatment of their own wounded. At 1400 bearer division and sand carts proceeded to Hill 100 near Qatia. collected wounded for 2nd Light Horse Brigade at Qatia before they retired and returned to Et Maler at 2400.
Wounded received - Officers 2; Other Ranks 28.
Turkish wounded received - 115.
Rejoined unit - Other Ranks 1.
Dressing station still open.
Wounded received - Officers 1; Other Ranks 50.
Turkish wounded - 14.
Sick received - 247.
All wounded evacuated except 36 Turkish, evacuated by 1800.
7 AugustRoll of Honour
Remaining Turkish wounded evacuated.
All sick evacuated or returned to units. Dressing Station closed. Mobile Column prepared to move out.
Lest We Forget
Citation: Battle of Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916, 2nd LHFA, AIF, War Diary Account