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

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About This Campaign

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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LADYMAN, Henry Claude

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

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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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NAIRN, Alexander

Service number 1355
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1887

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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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PIX, Henry Richard Alfred

Service number 179
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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MCNAMARA, Frank Hubert

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
No. 1 Squadron
Australian Flying Corps
Australian Flying Corps
Born 4 Apr 1894

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GOURLAY, Thomas Phillip

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

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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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