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Fri 21st
Was called out at 1 oclock this morning & saddled up & left camp soon after 2 AM, went out of the camp to the south by Kabbit Gannit & had a very slow trip to Qatia. when our scouts arrived there they found a Turk sitting on a bale of tibbin waiting for us to arrive so he could surrender. here we watered our horses & put the day in sleeping under date palms while the 2nd Regt went on & found the Turks in possession of the high ground this side of Oghratina & put the day in exchanging shots at 1000 yards;

Two artillery guns (18 pounders) arrived at Qatia about midday & went into position at 4 oclock & opened fire on the Turks at 2,000 yards. they fired 18 shells & then came back to camp. C Squadron of 1st Regt went out with the artillery, & relieved the 2nd

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