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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎28] (39/70)

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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Copy of a Signal Message from the General Staff, 6 th Division, to th? General
Officers Commanding^ Cavalry, /6th and rSth Brigades, fne Assist'i>it
Quartermaster-general and Transport Officer, No. 6^0., dated 14th April
/p/j time 6-45 a.m.
No 60-G , dated 14th.
General Officer Commanding intends to move out at 9 a.m., with while
force less one Battalion, 16th Brigade, and 1 Battalion, iSth Brigade, and 1}
sections, Royal Field Artillery. 200 rounds S. A. A, per ride on men and 100 nn
mules, w?ter mules to be taken. Troops will be back this evening. General Offi-
cers Commanding to come to see Divisional Commander at Shaiba Fort at 8 a.m.
.troops form up VVest of Shaiba Fort at 9 a.m., 16th Brigade on right. j8ih
Brigade on left, Cavalry Brigade on right flank. Artillery in rea r . bapoers
accompany Brigades.
. Copy o] a Signal Message from the G^nerrl Officer Com n :n /fi & Shai^a fo the
General Officer Com man itng iSth Brigade, No. 6J-G., dated i^k April
*9'5, ttwe 10-20 a.m.
No- 63-G., dated i4tb.
Cavalry Brigade reported enemy to S. of S. Mound and in Zubair (at 10
a.m.). General Officer Commanding has made no alteration in plans.
Copy of a Signal Message from the General Stiff, 6th Div's : on, to the Geicral
Officer Commanding, 16th Brigade, No. 66 G, dared :4th April /p/j, time
l-io p. m.
/ No 66 G., dated 14th,
There is a gap between yziur right arid Norfolks. Hiviaiom.! Comminch r
wishes you to close lh ; s gap by pivoting on your right. 1 he 18th Brigade have
been ordered to come up with their left on the gap near the north end rf Bar)
woods. Both Brigades to co-opeVate at once in attack. This was wnrten after
your message 13 received at 1-5 p.m. General Officer Commanding, i&th Brigade,
was here and received his orders verbally.

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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.

Extent and format
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. [‎28] (39/70), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/95, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 April 2019]

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