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

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[Page 132] DIARY WEDNESDAY 9/8/16 2nd LH Brigade attacking on left NZ Brigade on centre 3rd Brigade on right Objective BIR el ABD 5 miles & BIR el SALMANA 10 miles NE We attack from HAD HASANEIN - from whence INVERNESS BATTERY vigorously bombard - 8th & 9th Regts heavily engaged I bring up 10th Reg (B Sqdn leading) to assist. Gallop into action &take over front line. Searching for Major McAlister & wounded fall into an ambush with B Sqdn behind. We are subjected to heavy MG fire @ close range & are enfiladed from both side - 50 yds successful withdrawal losing one man Tpr Andrews killed