Memorial to 161 Brigade after First Battle of Gaza 1917
The 161st Brigade was part of the 54th ( East Anglian) Division during World War One.
The Brigade comprised of the four Essex territorial battalions.
In March 1917, 161 Brigade was involved in heavy fighting with the Turks at Gaza
Click on the Battalion for their story of this battle-
After the battle the Brigade erected a wooden cross as a memorial to their fallen colleagues.
To the glory of God
In MEMORY of the OFFICERS, NCO's & MEN
161st INFANTRY BRIGADE
Who fell in the ASSAULT and CAPTURE of GREEN HILL ALI_EL_MONTAR and LABYRINTH
and Subsequent operations
March 26/27 1917