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

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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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COWLEY, Errol Claude

Service number 135
Sergeant
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 3 Mar 1896

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POWELL, Charles Baxter

Service number 830
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 19 Feb 1875

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BYERS, Leslie Ross

Service number 759
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jul 1891

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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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TEECE, Ashley Howard

Service number Offic...
Captain (Chaplain)
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1879

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ROBERTS, Clive

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

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