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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎40] (51/70)

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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O rder of B attle of the Enemys' forces engaged against us at
S haiba and B irjisiyah.
On 12th—14th April 1915.
Ood Bey
31st Cavalry Regiment.
38th Artillery Regiment
37th Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field Artillery Regiment
1^5 c. m.
2 guns, mountain.
16 guns 87 c. m.
(4 batteries),
12 guns 8 7 c. m.
(3 batteries).
2 heavy.
32 guns.
1 Company from Aleppo.
103rd Regiment, 2 Battalions'")
104th Regiment, 2 Battalions ^35^ Division under Razza Bey
j (killed by shell).
105th Regiment, 2 Battalions J
2nd and 4th Battalions, Fire Brigade, 2 Battalions^
I 36th (? 38th)
Murrattebs reformed from remains 1 Division
of ^8th Division ... ... 2 Battalions ! under Ah
J f Bey, ' be-
Osmaniik Volunteers ... ... 1 Battalion I lieved to be
1 a casualty.
Baghdad Gendarmerie ... 1 Battalion J
12 Battalions.
... 2 Red Crescent Companies.
Each Battalion was made up to 1.000 strong by addition of Kurd Irregulars.
3,000 under Saiyid Yezdi.
6000 under Ajiirai (of which 1,000 mounted). Also about 2,000 Arabs m
" Mas'hufs " (boats like large canoes covered with bitumen carrying about
men each).

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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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English in Latin script
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Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915. [‎40] (51/70), 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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