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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎26] (37/70)

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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i6th Brigade Section ) Attached as Despatch Riders—
No. 996 Sowar Phuman Singh, 16th j No. 1289 Sowar Nikka Singh, (16th Cavalrvl
Cavalry. o v
21st Mule Corps~~
No. igo f^.-Naik Aladad (killed)
No. 176 L.-Naik Sherbaz.
No. 722 Dr. Rhoda ^wounded).
No. 796 Dr. Suchet „
No. 612 Dr. Kh
The Dorset Regiment being in want of am
munition the General Officer Commanding,
i6ih Brigade, sent up 16 mules with am-
munition boxes. The behaviour of the
drivers of these mules has been brought to
no' by the Officer Commanding, Dorset
Regiment, and the Officer Commanding,
24th Punjabis, the latter describing them as
heroes, g mules were killed, i Driver was
killed, and three wounded, one escaping
unhurt. The greater part of the ammuni
tion reached the firing linej the diivers
showing the greatest courage. One driver
was seen holding on to his mules, some of
whom wounded, although wounded himself
and under very heavy tire.
Captain R. E. Wright I. M. S.
Captain F. C. Fraser, I. M. S.
Displayed exceptional ability in handling his
sub-div sion of No. 3 Fh Id Ambulance
throughout the day. He displayed particular
initiative in proceeding to the 'firing line of
the i8lh Brigade under a hf-avy fire and, by
ascertaining personally the position of the
gtoups of wounded, was able to conduct a de
tach.nent of Jaipur Transport C^rts d.rect to
the place where they were most required when
speedy evacuation was mot-t essential. He
a terwards superintended the main advanced
dressing station at South Mound in a most
etl c ent manner.
Displayed great coolness in bringing his sub
division forward under heavy shell and rifle
fire and was in close touch with the 16th Bri
gade throughout the day. 1 was particularly
struck by the steadfast behaviour of the A. B.C.
men of this sub-division and attribute it in
great part to his excellent example and lead
Royal Army Medical Corps-*
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Hennessy.
Major F. G. Foster f Major F. C. Lambert.
Indian Medical Service—
Major L. Cook.
Captain H. E. Stanger Leathes.
Lieutenant L. A. P. Anderson.
Indian Subordinate Medical Department —
4th Class Assistant Surgeon A. E.
No, 072, 1st Class Sub-Assistant Surpecn Sun-
dar Singh,
No. 402 3rd class Sub-Assistant Surgeon
Shdikh Mahomed Dada Sahib.
Pack Store Sergeants—
No, 5S87 Sergeant F. Hayter, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment,

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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. [‎26] (37/70), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/95, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 July 2019]

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