Sunday 10 April 2016


Monday 10th April 1916: The 1st/5th Battalion, just east of the Suez Canal at Shalufa, some fifteen miles north of Suez,  have begun to implement patrols to try to detect any movement towards them by the Turks. Today a column of four officers and one hundred other ranks will go as far east as Bi’r al Jidy. Following the Turkish attacks on the canal last year the enemy retains outposts in Sinai and could, at any time, use them as forward staging areas for any repeat attacks.

Source: X550/6/8

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