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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DRYSDALE, George Russell

Service number 461
Sergeant
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1886

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DRANEY, John

Service number 350
Lance Corporal
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jul 1890

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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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PALMER, Alan Dexter

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

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HICKS, George

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

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HARVEY, Thomas MacNair

Service number 1169
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 10 Jan 1893

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TEECE, Ashley Howard

Service number OFFIC...
Captain (Chaplain 4th Class)
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1879

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NOBBS, George Rawdon Ffrench

Service number 659
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Sep 1895

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