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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BARBER, Vivian Murry

Service number 2249
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Sep 1883

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HICKS, George

Service number 661
Captain
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jan 1873

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BINGHAM, Owen Ernest Hugh

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

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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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RUSHTON, James

Service number 942
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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GLASBY, Thomas Lambert

Service number 148
Lance Corporal
11th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 26 Apr 1892

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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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ROBERTS, Clive

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

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