WWI diary of Major T. A. Kidd (10th Light Horse) 4 August 1916 to 28 August 1916

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[Page 130] Diary Wed 9-8 1916 Brigadier bivouacs @ HILLA LI in rear. I post 10th Reg screen just east & north east of DHAKAR facing Turkish position & redoubts - Riding & fighting from 3 am to day until 1.30 am Thursday 10/8/16 Report result of operations- At 2.30 am take patrol of 2 Troops A Sqdn through outposts & pass Turkish into vedettes. Intention - to ascertain if enemy evacuated - We approach with about 50 yds of redoubt when enemy open fire with M. guns & musketry on three sides - (2nd ambush) - We are successful in withdrawing without loss