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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MOUNSEY, Gilbert Charles

Service number 153
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Apr 1892

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CRAIN, Ernest William

Service number Q213628
Private
13th (QLD) Battalion VDC
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 10 Jan 1882

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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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NOBBS, George Rawdon Ffrench

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

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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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TUCKEY, Michael

Service number 1467
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jun 1896

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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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