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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BINGHAM, Owen Ernest Hugh

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

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HARRIS, Geoffrey Hamlyn Lavicount

Service number 1012
Major
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 28 Oct 1881

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FROST, James Malcolm

Service number 405
Lance Corporal
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jan 1892

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CROZIER, Sydney James

Service number 759
Trooper
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1884

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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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MARSHALL, James David

Service number 2000
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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WARD, John Edmund Newman

Service number 973
Trooper
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 12 Mar 1893

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INGLIS, Fred

Service number 4651
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jul 1887

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