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

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[Page 131] Friday 11-8 16 of our reconnoitring planes to volplane to earth after being chased by a TAUBE (armed) Our craft was an unarmed scout. Aviator shot through face & hand. @ 1400 we suddenly receive orders to move towards HOD el BAYUD (SSE about 4M) to support mobile column in action. Mobile column IMP CAMEL CORPS 11th ALH). after proceeding 1 mile receive [...] "enemy repulsed, retreating fast." We return to HASS AN BIN & bivouac. Bri. Gl Antill CB is transferred to France Saturday 12th Colonel Royston joins our brigade as brigadier. Reveille 0300. move off @ 0430 to Cooperate with Mobile Column on HOD el BAYUD frontage. After proceeding 2 miles we connect with mobile column @ 1100 Receive message from Brigadier - Colonel Royston stationed @ HOD el HOMOSSIA that enemy had evacuated all positions the previous night & that we were to assemble @ HOD el DHAKAR. I had been ill for two or three days when we arrived @ RAS I commenced to vomit violently & felt unable