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Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom

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List of United Kingdom battles in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Middle Eastern theatre of World War I involving the United Kingdom is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Middle Eastern theatre of World War I battles that involved Middle Eastern theatre of World War I you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Arab Revolt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Iraq
The Arab Revolt was initiated by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in ...more
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Battle of Aqaba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Aqaba, Jordan
Battle of Aqaba was fought for the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The attacking forces of the Arab Revolt, led by Auda ibu Tayi and advised by T. E. Lawrence, were victorious over the Turkish
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Battle of Baku is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Baku, Azerbaijan
The Battle of Baku in June – September 1918 was a clash between the Ottoman–Azerbaijani coalition forces led by Nuri Pasha and Bolshevik–Dashnak Baku Soviet forces, later succeeded by the ...more
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Battle of Beersheba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Beersheba, Israel
The Battle of Beersheba, was fought on 31 October 1917, when the Egyptian Expeditionary Force attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern ...more
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Battle of Chunuk Bair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Battle of Chunuk Bair was a World War I battle fought between the Ottoman defenders and troops of the British Empire. Allied units that made the summit of Chunuk Bair early on 8 August 1915, ...more
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Battle of Ctesiphon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Ctesiphon, Iraq
The Battle of Ctesiphon was fought in November 1915 by the British Empire and British India, against the Ottoman Empire, within the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I. Indian Expeditionary ...more
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Battle of Buqqar Ridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Palestine
The Battle of el Buqqar Ridge took place on 27 October 1917, when one infantry regiment and cavalry troops of the Yildirim Army Group, attacked the 8th Mounted Brigade of the Egyptian ...more
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Battle of Es Sinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Mesopotamia
The Battle of Es Sinn was a military engagement during the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I. The battle was fought to determine control of the lower Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is ...more
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Gallipoli Campaign is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale, was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli ...more
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Battle of Gully Ravine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Cape Helles, Turkey
The Battle of Gully Ravine was a World War I battle fought at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula. By June 1915 all thoughts the Allies had of a swift decisive victory over the Ottoman Empire ...more
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Battle of Hill 60 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Battle of Hill 60 was the last major assault of the Gallipoli Campaign. It was launched on 21 August 1915 to coincide with the attack on Scimitar Hill made from the Suvla front by General ...more
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Battle of Krithia Vineyard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Battle of Krithia Vineyard was fought during the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. It was originally intended as a minor British action at Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula to ...more
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Battle of Magdhaba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
The Battle of Magdhaba took place on 23 December 1916 during the Defence of Egypt section of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the First World War. The attack by the Anzac Mounted Division ...more
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Battle of Mughar Ridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Palestine
The Battle of Mughar Ridge, officially known by the British as the Action of El Mughar, took place on 13 November 1917 during the Pursuit phase of the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai ...more
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Battle of Rafa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
The Battle of Rafa, also known as the Action of Rafah, fought on 9 January 1917, was the third and final battle to complete the recapture of the Sinai Peninsula by British forces during the ...more
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Battle of Sari Bair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Battle of Sari Bair, also known as the August Offensive, was the final attempt made by the British in August 1915 to seize control of the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman Empire during ...more
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Battle of Scimitar Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The Battle of Scimitar Hill was the last offensive mounted by the British at Suvla during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. It was also the largest single-day attack ever mounted by the ...more
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Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Mesopotamia
The Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad occurred between 6–8 January 1916 during the Mesopotamian Campaign of the First World War. The battle took place along the banks of the Tigris River between the ...more
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Battle of Taif is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Ta'if, Saudi Arabia
The Battle of Taif was fought between Ottoman forces and Syed Hussien bin Ali Sharif of Mecca in 1916. The Ottoman Army was in Taif, with Syed's forces besieging the city and after many weeks ...more
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Battle of Wadi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Mesopotamia
The Battle of Wadi, occurring on 13 January 1916, was an unsuccessful attempt by British forces fighting in present-day Iraq during World War I to relieve beleaguered forces under Sir Charles ...more
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Fao Landing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Mesopotamia
The Fao Landing occurred on November 6, 1914 and the Battle of Fao Fortress on November 8, 1914 with British forces attacking the Ottoman Fortress of Fao. The British successfully took the
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First Battle of Gaza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gaza City
The First Battle of Gaza was fought on 26 March 1917 during the first attempt by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force to invade the south of Palestine in the Ottoman Empire during the Sinai and ...more
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First Battle of Krithia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Gallipoli, Turkey
The First Battle of Krithia was the first Allied attempt to advance in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War. Starting on 28 April, three days after the Landing at Cape Helles, the ...more
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Raid on the Suez Canal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Suez Canal, Egypt
The Raid on the Suez Canal also known as Actions on the Suez Canal, took place between 26 January and 4 February 1915 after a German-led Ottoman Army force advanced from Southern Palestine to ...more
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Landing at Anzac Cove is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Middle Eastern Theatre Of World War I Battles Involving the United Kingdom
ANZAC Cove, Turkey
The landing at Anzac Cove, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, and to the Turks as the Arıburnu Battle, was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the ...more