In this passage follow the Rifles from Gebel Murr (on the East of the Suez Canal) to bases at Kubri and Shallufa (to the north of the Canal).
The map below comes from the book ‘The New Zealanders at Gallipoli’ (1919), and illustrates the location of El Kubri and Shallufa. It took the 1/11 London 2hours and 45 minutes to march the 12 miles to Kubri.
These two images show the Officer’s Mess at Kubri in 1916. We can see how closely the 1/11 London Officers watched over that part of the Canal, and can learn a little about the structures built and inhabited by the soldiers.
Striking camp at Gebel Murr. Relieved by the 2/3 Gurkhas at 9.30am. Proceeded by route march to Kubri at 3.30pm. Arrived Kubri at 6.15pm and pitched camp.
Location EL KUBRI
Bathing parades. Orders received to join 161 Bde Shallupa East.
Striking camp and packing up generally. Battalion moved out 3.30pm by route march to Shallup arrives 6.15pm and relieved 1/7 Essex Regt. 2nd Lieutenant Gostling appointed Galloper to Brig Gen Mudge.
Battalion finding all guards and duties in the sector. Remaining men working on defences.
Date 28 to 29/5/16
Work on the defences and guards as usual. Col AH Windsor appointed Post Commander Shallufa East.
Work on defences and routines as usual.
Work on defences as usual. Capt. LH Newton rejoined from English leave.
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