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Re: El Arish township in Palestine

From: John Wilson: email hugo@actrix.gen.nz
Date: 12/19/00
Time: 12:06:43 AM
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The action at El Arish in 1916 is mentioned in pages 60-63 of: “With The Ninth Light Horse in the Great War” by Major T.H.Darley (1924, Hassell Adelaide)

Also as someone said by Ion L. Idriess in “The Desert Column” (1936); but only by hearsay as he was not there.

A Cape Coloured unit from South Africa stayed at El Arish for two months according to: “The Story of the 1st Cape Corps 1915-1919” by Captain Ivor D. Difford (1921, Hortofs Cape Town). He says that the place had a RASC Depot, an Instruction School, and a Convalescent & Rest Camp holding 2000 at May 1918.

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