Battle of Magdhaba (World War 1, 23 December 1916 to 9 January 1917)

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About This Campaign

Battle of Magdhaba Middle East 23 Dec 1916 - 5 January 1917

Magdhaba, a village located in the northern Sinai desert, was the scene of an action
fought on 23 December 1916 when Turkish forces blocking the route to Palestine were
attacked by Major General Harry Chauvel's ANZAC Mounted Division, which had the
Imperial Camel Corps attached.

Success in this hard fought action was secured through a resolute assault with the
bayonet by the 1st Light Horse Brigade, commanded by Brigadier Charles Cox, just
as Chauvel ordered his force to withdraw.

A mounted charge by the 10th Light Horse to secure vital water supplies nearby was
also a vital contributory factor in the victory.

This action, combined with the success at Rafa on 9 January 1917, opened the way
for the final expulsion of the Turks from Sinai.

Sourced by Julianne T Ryan, courtesy of AWM.  19/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

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ANTHONY, Arthur Henry

Service number 962
Lance Corporal
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1896

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DIXON, Graham Patrick

Service number MEDIC...
Lieutenant Colonel
Australian Army Medical Corps (2nd AIF)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 May 1873

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SCHUYLER, Robert Sutton

Service number 2322
Private
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 20 May 1888

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LADYMAN, Henry Claude

Service number 2882
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 16 Mar 1890

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BOLT, Allen Christopher

Service number 2992
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 28 May 1872

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GOURLAY, Thomas Phillip

Service number 747
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1894

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BAX, Murray Charles

Service number 107
Lance Corporal
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Mar 1887

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MCNAMARA, Francis Hubert

Service number 5
Air Vice Marshal
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 4 Apr 1894

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