Battle of Nambanje

The Battle of Nambanje was a minor engagement between British and German colonial forces during the East African Campaign of World War I. It involved the 1st East African Division and took place on 13 March 1917.[1] Several British units were ordered to attack German forces that had been spotted near Nambanje. The British advance was detected by the Germans the day before, which enabled them to prepare and repulse the attack.[2]

Battle of Nambanje
Part of East African Campaign
Date13 March 1917
Result German victory

 German Empire

British Empire
Commanders and leaders
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck T.J.W. Weld
Units involved
Schutztruppe 1st East African Division
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown 7 killed
10 wounded
1 captured
1 machine gun captured


  1. Chappell, Brad (1 July 2008). The Regimental Warpath 1914–1918. Ravi Rikhye. p. 398. ISBN 9780977607273.
  2. Moyse-Bartlett 2012, pp. 360–.


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