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THE FIFTH BATTALION
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
IN THE WAR

1914-1918

Published 1921

The 5th Highland Light Infantry was originally known as the 19th Lanark Rifle Volunteers, one of the Volunteer units raised in 1859. In 1880, it became the 5th Lanark Volunteers. The connection with the Highland Light Infantry began in 1887, when it was named the 1st Volunteer Battalion Highland Light Infantry, a detachment of which served in the South African War. On the formation of the Territorial Force in 1909, the present name was adopted.

This book deals with the unit record of service in the war 1914-1918. The unit served in Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine and France.

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CONTENTS

1.  From Mobilisation to the East
2.  Gallipoli—to 11th July, 1915
3.  Gallipoli (contd.)—Operations 12th-18th July, 1915
4.  Gallipoli (contd.)
5.  Gallipoli (concluded)
6.  Mudros, Cairo, Suez Canal and Hill 70 Line
7.  The Sinai Desert, Mahamdiya, Romani, Katia
8.  Across the Sinai Desert to El Arish
9.  El Arish and First Battle of Gaza
10.Second Battle of Gaza
11.Gaza, 1st May To 7th November, 1917
12.Advance beyond Gaza. Wadi Hesi, Sausage Ridge,
Esdud, Kubeibeh, Nebi Samwil, Tahta
13. From Tahta to the Auja
14. Last Days in Palestine. North of Jaffa
15. France


APPENDICES

a. List of Officers, Senior N.C.O.'s, etc., who embarked in
May, 1915
b. Roll of Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned
Officers and Men who died on Service
c. Honours and Awards
d. Turkish Orders for Advance on Romani

 


 

ILLUSTRATIONS

COLONEL F.L. MORRISON, C.B., D.S.O., V.D.

OFFICERS OF THE BATTALION, JULY 1914

CAPE HELLES, GALLIPOLI

GULLY RAVINE, CAPE HELLES

SUEZ CANAL AT BALLAH

IN A REDOUBT, MAHAMDIYA

WATER CAMELS, MAHAMDIYA

SHEIKH'S TOMB, KATIA

BIVOUACS, EL RABAH

CAMEL LINES, EL ARISH

BAGGAGE CAMELS ON SHORE NEAR EL ARISH

MOUTH OF WADI EL ARISH

BEDOUIN SHEIKHS, BELAH

BEDOUINS, KHAN YUNIS

TYPICAL SMALL NULLAH NEAR WADI GHUZZEE

NATIVE GIRLS, BELAH

INSIDE YAPTON POST

SHEIKH ABBAS

OBSERVATION POST IN FRONT OF YAPTON POST

SAUSAGE RIDGE, DEIR SINEID

ORANGE SELLERS, MEJDEL

BERFYLIA

JAFFA FROM THE SHORE

IN SARONA
 

MAPS

GALLIPOLI—BATTLE OF 12TH JULY, 1915

SKETCH TO ILLUSTRATE POSITION ON NIGHT OF 19-20TH
DECEMBER, 1915

AREA OF OPERATIONS 7-8TH NOVEMBER, 1917

SKETCH SHOWING ROUTE TAKEN BY THE BATTALION BETWEEN
GAZA AND JAFFA, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1917

AREA OF OPERATIONS 24-27TH AUGUST, 1918

MOEUVRES, SEPTEMBER, 1918

GALLIPOLI AND THE DARDANELLES, BIRD'S-EYE VIEW

NORTHERN PORTION OF SINAI PENINSULA

GAZA
 


Gully Ravine

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