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20. korps' tab mellem 31. oktober og 7. november udgjorde 932 dræbte, 4.444 sårede og 108 savnede. I denne periode tog de 2.177 fanger, 45 kanoner, 7 morterer og 50 maskingeværer.<ref>Paget 1994 Vol. 5 p. 168</ref>
 
=== 8. Novembernovember ===
ByOm themorgenen morning ofden 8. November,november befandt Ali Fuad'sFuads forcestyrke wassig foundnord north offor Tel el Sheria, operatinghvor independentlyden ofopererede uafhængigt theaf Seventhsyvende andog Eighthottende Armiesarmé.<ref>Grainger 2006 p. 154</ref> PatrolsPatruljer byfra thedet Compositesammensatte Regimentregiment (Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, Duke of Lancaster Yeomanry 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry squadrons) atved Sheikh Abbas konstaterede, foundat theskanserne redoubtslangs alongGaza thetil GazaBeershebavejen toikke Beershebablev stærkt forsvaret. Store dele roadaf lightlyden held26. Largeog sections54. ofosmanniske thedivision Ottomanhavde 26thi andstilhed 54thtrukket Divisionssig hadtilbage quietlyi retreatedløbet duringaf thenatten nightmellem ofden 7/. og 8. Novembernovember, whilemens theekspeditionskorpset EEFvar hadblevet beenholdt heldtilbage upaf by53. thedivisions 53rdskærm Division'saf machinemaskingeværer. gunDen screen.osmanniske Thestyrke Ottomantrak forcesig withdrewtilbage throughgennem thedet narrowingstadig gapmindre betweenhul the EEF'smellem mountedekspeditionsstyrkens troopsberedne advancingtropper onved thekysten coastog andinde thosei inlandlandet.<ref>Grainger 2006 pp. 153–4</ref><ref>Falls 1930 Vol. 2 pp. 665</ref> TheBagtroppen rearguardholdt trenchesud stilli heldskanser on thevejen mellem Gaza toog Beersheba road, resultedhvilket inmedførte theat XX20. Corpsog and21. XXIkorps' Corpstræn transportmåtte makingtage longlange detours,omveje tofor at avoidundgå firebeskydning. TheI 232ndløbet Brigadeaf withdagen thelykkedes Southdet African232. brigade sammen med den Brigadesydafrikanske Fieldbrigades Artilleryfeltartilleri, 495th495. Fieldfeltkompagni Companyaf Royal Engineers andog twoto sectionssektioner ofaf aen fieldfeltambulance ambulanceat managedrykke tofrem advance totil Deir Sneid during the day.<ref>Falls 1930 Vol. 2 p. 138</ref>
 
Hodgson orderedbeordrede the3. 3rdlette Lightberedne Horseog and5. theberedne 5thbrigade Mountedfra Brigadesden ofberedne theaustralske Australiandivision Mountedtil Divisionat totrykke advance,frem withmed the3. 3rdlette Lightberedne Horsebrigade Brigade'stil righthøjre onved Kh. el Kofkha, andog the5. 5thberedne Mountedbrigade Brigade'stil leftvenstre onved Huj. Chauvel, awarevar ofklar theover advanceat bytropper troopsfra of21. thekorps XXIrykkede Corpsfrem alonglangs thekysten coastog orderedbeordrede Hodgson atkl. 13:00 toHodgson sendtil aat regimentsende ofet theregiment 4thfra 4. Lightlette Horseberedne Brigadebrigade (whichsom hadhan returnedigen tohavde hisfået commandkommandoen earlierover intidlgiere the daydagen) toud makefor touchat them. Thekontakt 12thmed Lightdem. Horse12. Regimentlette rodeberedne {{convert|12|mi|km}}regiment inred one19 andkm a halfhalvanden hours,time acrossgennem countryterrænet tofor joinat upslutte withsig thetil Imperial Service Cavalry Brigadekavaleribrigaden nearnær Beit Hanun.<ref>Falls 1930 Vol. 2 pp.118–9</ref> And,Sent late ineftermiddagen thenåede afternoonden theberedne Australianaustralske Mounted Division reacheddivision Huj, wherehvor theangrebet fra Yeomanry chargeenheden capturedtog 30 prisonersfanger, 11 field guns andkanoner fourog machinefire gunsmaskingeværer.<ref name="Powles 1922, p. 144">Powles 1922 p. 144</ref>
 
==== Huj ====
{{main|ChargeAngrebet atved Huj}}
[[File:Turkish Howitzer outside the Victoria Barracks, Melbourne.jpg|thumb|Ottoman Army howitzer captured near Huj now on display outside Victoria Barracks, Melbourne.]]
The advance towards Huj by the Australian Mounted Division, with the 60th (London) Division, resumed on 8 November, when another strong rearguard of artillery and machine-guns was encountered.<ref name="Woodward 2006 pp. 124, 127">Woodward 2006 pp. 124, 127</ref><ref name="Falls117">Falls 1930 Vol. 2 p. 117</ref> While suffering "considerable shell fire," the 5th Mounted Brigade advanced on the left of the 60th (London) Division. During a personal reconnaissance by Major General Shea commanding the 60th (London) Division, he saw a "straggling column of enemy moving from west to east some {{convert|3|mi|km|spell=in}} ahead and a flank guard with artillery hastily taking up a position to the right front." He commanded the 5th Mounted Brigade to charge the Ottoman flank guard.<ref>Falls 1930 Vol. 2 pp. 120–1</ref> A small contingent made a cavalry '''charge at Huj''' with sabres. These 200 men from the 1/1st [[Warwickshire Yeomanry]] and the 1/1st [[Worcestershire Yeomanry]] suffered heavy casualties but managed to reach the guns and cut down the gunners.<ref name="Woodward 2006 pp. 124, 127"/> In doing so they destroyed the last of the Ottoman strength south of Huj.<ref name="Carver218">Carver p. 218</ref> However, no large groups of enemy soldiers were cut off.<ref name="Carver218"/> While the Australian Mounted Division captured Huj, which had been the site of the headquarters of Kress von Kressenstein's Eighth Army, the Anzac Mounted Division captured Wadi Jemmame and the water supply.<ref>Grainger 2006 pp. 135, 156</ref>
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