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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎5] (11/70)

The record is made up of 35 folios. It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Jemadar Marugesan, A r o. 34 {Divisional Signal) Company, made two
brave attempts on i2th April to repair the Shaiba line, but on both
occasions was recalled by the General Officer Commanding, 30th Brigade.
Between that date and the 16th supervised his station with unremitting zeal.
No. 370, Naik Sher Ali> 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry {Brown*
low's Punjabis) behaved with initiative and gallantry during the attack on a
" bellum " convoy on night of the 12th-13th April.
Colonel P, Hehir, Indian Medical Service, Acting Deputy Director of
Medical Services, materially assisted the operations by the ability and untiring
energy which he displayed in the working of the important department over
which he at the time was presiding.
Major H. A. Bransbury, Royal Army Medical Corps, commanded the
sections of No. 19 Combined Clearing Hospital that carried out the evacuation
of the wounded after Shaiba—attended himself to all cases (over j,ioo wounded
including those of the enemy) as they arrived, displaying much initiative and
4th Class Assistant Surgeon H. N. Murphy, Indian Subordinate Medical
Department, was attached to No. 19 Combined Clearing Hospital during the
evacuation of wounded from Shaiba—worked with untiring energy and marked
intelligence, proving himself to be very capable and reliable,
12. Others of the Medical Service I consider worthy of commendation
Lieutenant-Colonel H. M. Adamson % Royal Army Medical Corps. —(Com
manding No. 3. A., British General Hospital up to 21st April).
Lieutenant-Colonel G. B. Irvine, Indian Medical 5m;^.—(Commanding
No. 9 Indian General Hospital).—
Lieutenant-Colonel D. J. Collins, Royal Army Medical —(Com
manding No. 3 A., British General Hospital after 21st April).
Lieutenant'Colonel F, J-. Paimer^ Royal Army Medical Corps. —(Surgical
Specialist, No. 3 A., British General Hospital).
Major H. R. Brown, Indian Medical Service, —(Commanding No. 19
Combined Clearing Hospital).
Captan C. C, C, Shaw, Indian Medical Service. — (No. 19 Combined
Clearing Hospital).
Captain G. F. Graham^ Indian Medical Service. —(Medical Officer, 20th
Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry, Brownlow's Punjabis).
ist Class Assistant Surgeon W, H. Brown, Indian Subordinate Medical
Department, —(In charge of Dep6t of Medical Stores).
13. In conclusion I cannot fail to mention the great assistance I received
from Major-General G. V. Kemball, C.B., D.S.O.—Major-General, General Staff,
and Brigadier-General W. G. Hamilton, D. S. O., Deputy Adjutant and Quarter
master-General, to whom I am much indebted for their able support; also to
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P, Z. Cox, K. C. I. E., C .S.I., the Chief Political Officer.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,
JOHN NIXON, General,
Commanding Indian Expeditionary Force a D

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This file contains military despatches regarding the Battle of Shaiba that took place between British and Ottoman forces on 12-14 April 1915.

The file begins with an introductory letter from General Sir John Eccles Nixon, Commanding Force "D" to the Chief of General Staff, Simla (folios 4-6) that is followed by a report related to events of 11-12 April written by Major-General C. I. Fry (folios 8-10) and another report that concerns events of April 13-14 written by Major-General C. J. Melliss (folios 14-19).

The file contains a number of maps and sketches of the battlefield and surrounding area.

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35 folios

The file contains an contents page (that uses the original printed pagination system) on folio 3.

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A bound, printed volume. The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that ff. 31-34 are housed within f. 35.

The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎5] (11/70), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/95, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 July 2019]

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