Battle of Romani (World War 1, 3 August 1916 to 5 August 1916)

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About This Campaign

Romani - Middle East 3-5 August 1916

After many months of patrolling east of the Suez Canal, the ANZAC Mounted Division fought its first major action following Gallipoli, at Romani, in order to halt a major Turkish advance on the Canal. Australian, New Zealand, and British mounted troops engaged up to 8,000 Turks moving west towards British outposts.  

The battle was not fought from horseback in the manner of cavalry but rather as mounted infantry, the purpose for which the Light Horse was configured. The mounted troops prevailed and were able to turn the attacking enemy. A withdrawal by the enemy was forced and the threat to the Canal alleviated.

The ANZAC mounted troops bore the brunt of the Turkish attacks resulting in 900 casualties. 

 

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Names

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JOHNSTON, Major

Service number 629
Sergeant
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1889

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BURLEY, Robert Stanford

Service number 1428
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 28 Apr 1877

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BARCLAY, David

Service number 801
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1887

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BINGHAM, Owen Ernest Hugh

Service number 373
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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ONSLOW, George Macleay Macarthur

Service number OFFICER
Brigadier General
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 2 May 1875

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ROBERTS, Clive

Service number 903A
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 30 Oct 1897

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WRIGHT, Edgar Alma Mark

Service number 1049
Trooper
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 20 Mar 1892

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MOWBRAY, Charles

Service number 350
Sergeant
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 31 May 1882

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