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

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About This Campaign

 

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 took the major brunt of the Turkish attacks resulting in 900 casualties. 

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

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MOUNSEY, Gilbert Charles

Service number 153
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Apr 1892

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ROBERTS, Clive

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

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PALMER, Alan Dexter

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1895

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BARCLAY, David

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

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KAY, James Morell McKenzie

Service number 313
Lance Corporal
1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born May 1893

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BINGHAM, Owen Ernest Hugh

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

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JOHNSTON, Major

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

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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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