Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
Apart from the War Diary which presents a reflected view of Regimental history, one of the best sources of understanding the immediate challenges facing a regiment is to be found in the Routine Orders. They are a wealth of detail. Over the following weeks, the Routine Orders for the 10th Light Horse Regiment will be posted. They are an almost complete collection from commencement as 7th Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron to reformation as the 10th Light Horse Regiment. It tells the story of the regiment in a way never touched by a unit history. What is revealed is the day to day lives faced by the men in the Regiment. It lists the highs and lows but in so doing, is the history of the common man.
The quality of this RO has deteriorated due to the nature of the paper, water damage and conservation techniques. The paper is wafer thin, about 40 gsm carbon copy paper of the time and this is the third copy, consequently the resulting type was blurred even at the time of production.
On this day, both Herbert Bowen Hamlin and Leslie Craig received confirmations of their appointments as Second Lieutenants.
A couple recruits were taken in at the Guidford Camp and allotted to squadrons.
Citation: 10th LHR Routine Order No 5, 3 November 1914