Battle of Shaiba
|Battle of Shaiba|
|Part of Mesopotamia Campaign|
|Date:||12-14 April 1915|
|Presidency:||not in British India|
|United Kingdom||Ottoman Empire|
|Maj-Gen Sir Charles Melliss VC||Colonel Süleyman Askeri Bey|
|about 5,000||about 5,000|
|Officers: 14 dead, 40 wounded
Other ranks: 1.076 killed and wounded
Sulaiman Askari commanded a large Turkish and Arab force at Nasariyeh from where he threatened Basra. Forces under Maj-Gen Melliss were sent to meet him at Shaiba ten miles west of Basra. The Turks were defeated after a prolonged engagement and Sulaiman Askari shot himself.
Historical books online
- Report on the Operations in the Vicinity of Shaiba 12th-14th April 1915. Simla: General Staff India, 1915., British Library: India Office Records IOR/L/MIL/17/15/95, in Qatar Digital Library. Contains maps.