Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad

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Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad
Part of Mesopotamia Campaign
Date: 6-9 January 1916
Location: Shayk Sad, Iraq
Presidency: not in British India
Co-ordinates: 32.558°N 46.294°E
Result: British defeat
United Kingdom Ottoman Empire
Lieut-Gen Sir Fenton Aylmer Colonel Yusef Nureddin
13,300 troops
42 guns
9,000 troops
20 guns
1,962 killed
2,300 wounded
Casualties unknown
512 prisoners

This event is part of the Mesopotamia Campaign in the First World War


General Aylmer was ordered to try to relieve the British besieged in Kut. He advanced as far as Sheikh Sa'ad but two attacks were repulsed. The Turks withdrew on the night of 8/9 January but the relief operation had not been advanced.

External links

Mesopotamian Campaign Wikipedia
Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad Wikipedia
Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad Google Books
Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad
"This Week in World War I, February 6-12, 1916 [Battle of Sheikh Sa’ad, January 1916]" by Joseph V. Micallef, 6 February 2016

Historical books online

  • Mesopotamia page 62 A Wreath of Memories: George Joachim Goschen (Viscount) 1917. At the end of 1915, he came with his regiment 1/5th Bn. East Kent Regiment (TF) from India. He died 19 January 1916 of wounds received 7 January at the battle of Sheikh Saad.