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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COWLEY, Errol Claude

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

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KAY, James Morell McKenzie

Service number 313
Lance Corporal
1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 26 Mar 1893

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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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PEARCE, Carl

Service number 488
Private
1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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CROZIER, Sydney James

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

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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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WRIGHT, Edgar Alma Mark

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

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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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