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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎27] (38/70)

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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Nursino Orderl'us—
No, gi65 Lance-Corporal Parkes, ist Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry.
No. 8601 Private E. Lock, 2nd Battalion, Dorset Regiment,
Pad Store Harildars—
No. 91 1 Havildar Ram Lai Singh, 2nd Rajputs,
No. 3154 Havildar Mahomed, 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry.
Ward Orderlies~~
No. 2399 Sepoy Nabi Bux, irgth Infantry.
tiospitnl S'ore-keepers~~
Sergeant J. A. Bloomfield, Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteers.
Private Moos, Poona Volunteer Rifles.
2nd Class Hospital Store-keeper P. F. Ghyara, Supply and Transport Corps.
Army Bearer Corps—.
Iy,,0 • 9339 Bearer Samedir.
No. 44S5 Bearer Subhan Singh.
No. 7480 Dearer Gariba.
Army Hospital Corps—
No. 6147, 2nd grade Ward Servant
Abba Pira.
No. 5308, ist grade Ward Sweeper
Mohan Singh
No. 5207, ist grade Water carrier
No. 263 Bhisti Rajah Piussal, Supply
and Tranport Corps.
No. 93-J4 Bearer Dhonr^e.
No. 1196 Bearer Ram Charan.
No. 7485 Bearer Rafawa.
No. 6352, 3rd grade Ward Servant Gangaram
No. 6428, 2nd grade Ward Sweeper Mohan
No. 6032, ist grade Water-carrier Gainoo
No. 266 Bhisti Shaikh Amur,
I have the honour to be,
S ir,
Your obedient servant,
C.J, MELLISS, Major-Generaly
Commanding, Shaiba Force,

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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. [‎27] (38/70), 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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