We carried on Reconnaissance until August 4th when the Regt went out in strength and got in behind the enemy’s left wing and surprised him. However, we did not engage him but just drew his fire and in the afternoon a NZ Brigade coming on the other flank captured the lot which included a battery of guns and 6 machine guns.
We followed (not as a Regiment this time but as the 1st Anzac Mounted Division) him to Quatra and engaged him there. Our Regiment made a charge of 700 yards on his position which resulted in success for us.
It might be said that it is the first time in history that a charge on horseback with fixed bayonets was ever made.
J. A Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....