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.
5 Officers and 484 Other Ranks marched into camp from Claremont at 4pm, 6 November 1914.
Officers appointed to squadrons and troops.
Pay for the fortnight ending 3 Novebmer 1914 was distributed 6 November 1914.
A parade was called for the Regiment at 9am. NCO's were to parade mounted with dismounted squadrons.
There was a pipe at the back of "A" Squadron lines with taps attached for washing and drinking purposes. This item gives an idea as to the layout of the camp with its facilities.
Citation: 10th LHR Routine Order No 9, 7 November 1914