Saturday 16 April 2016

Patrols Return to the Suez Canal

Sunday 16th April 1916: On 10th April, as readers may remember, patrols were sent out by 1st/5th Battalion towards Turkish outposts in Sinai. Yesterday the patrols returned and their activities are detailed below.

On 10th four officers and one hundred men accompanied a camel convoy to Darb-el-Haj, taking five and a half hours to reach that place, where they bivouacked for the night. The next day they marched to Wadi-el-Hagge, being joined en-route by the Middlesex Yeomanry. On 13th the yeomanry captured three Turkish prisoners which they handed over to the Bedfords’ column. The column started back to Shalufa the next day and arrived back yesterday, without casualties.

Source: X550/6/8

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