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Battle Name : Dul Madoba
Date(s) : 09 August 1913
Part of :Operations against the "Mad Mullah"
Outcome : A victory for Somaliland Camel Constabulary over Dervish force
Land battle : Sea battle : Air combat : Seige :
Summary : The battle that took place on the 9th August 1913 was between the 110 members of the Somaliland Camel Constabulary commanded by Richard Corfield, reduced to 85 by the time action commenced, and some 2,750 well armed Dervish followers of Mohamed Bin Abdullah Hassan (the Mad Mullah). Of the Constabulary 36 including Richard Corfield were killed in action and 21 were wounded. On the Dervish side over 450 were killed or wounded. As a result of the action the British withdrew their protection of the local tribes to the area around the port of Berbera and the Mullah was unable to follow up his advantage immediately.
Location : Dul Madoba (Black Hill) is a scrub covered ridge 30 miles SE of Burao, Somaliland.
In modern day : Somalia[click for more details...]