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The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919



Jan. 18 N.Z.M.R, Brigade inspected by Colonel R. H. Rhodes.
23 Trek to the Canal begun. 29' Regiment arrived Serapeum.
March 6 C.M.R. takes over lines at Ferry Post.
21 H.R.H. The Prince of Wales visited the Regiment.
April 7 Arrived at Salhia.
24 Crossed Suez Canal into Sinai.
25 Moved to head of Military Railway at "Canterbury Post."
May 7-8 Cutting canal from sea to Sabkhet el Bardawil.
11 Moved to Et Maler.
15-16 Reconnaissance—heavy Khamsin.
June 23 Moved to Hill 70.
Aug. 4-5 Battle of Romani.
6-12 Actions of Katia, Ogratina, Bir el Abd. Sept. Advance through the desert.
Sept. Advance through the desert.
Oct. Advance through the desert.
Nov. Advance through the desert.
Dec. 20 Night march to surround El Arish.
22-23-24 Advance on and action of Magdhaba.
Dec. 27 Camped at beach Masaiol.