Battle of Romani (World War 1, 3 August 1916 to 5 August 1916)

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

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

KAY, James Morell McKenzie

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

CURRAN, Francis Patrick

Service number 859
Corporal
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 May 1886

JOHNSTON, Major

Service number 629
Sergeant
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1889

MARSHALL, James David

Service number 2000
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

INGLIS, Fred

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

HARVEY, Thomas MacNair

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

HICKS, George

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

HARRIS, Geoffrey Hamlyn Lavicount

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

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