Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 3 October
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, October 3, 1914
Formation of the 7th Light Horse Regiment "B" Squadron at Morphettville Race Course, South Australia.
Sunday, October 3, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Hill
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Weekly state: 16 Officers, 321 Other Ranks.
Tuesday, October 3, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir el Abd
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Moved out of camp at 0800 and proceeded to Bir el Abd. The Regiment was then divided as follows along the line:
"A" Squadron under Major Parsons to Bada;
Headquarters and "B" Squadron to a point about 1½ miles east of Bir el Abd; and,
"C" Squadron to a point about 1 mile east of Hisha.
This move was completed by 1200 on the 3rd inst and the line of day Operation Posts taken over.
At night the line is held by 16 Outposts placed at intervals from the Salt Lake on the north to the right side of Bada on the south joining here with the 5th Mounted Brigade (Yeomanry).
In addition Officers Patrols leave at 1900 and 2000 each night and patrol country towards Salmana and a day Patrol of 1 Officer and 9 Other Ranks patrols about 6 miles east of Salmana. The hods east of Bada for about 6 miles and as far as Ganadil are also patrolled (from "A" Squadron) throughout the 24 hours.
All ranks Stand to Arms from 0430 to daylight.
Wednesday, October 3, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Um Urgan
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Took our aeroplane contact patrol code - ET for first time. Hogan, Lieutenant LR; and, 16 Other Ranks left for Port Said Rest Camp. [Eighth Party] Wilkinson, Captain R, completed attachment to Brigade as Adjutant Trainee and resumed duties as adjutant.
Thursday, October 3, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Khan Kusseir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1400 Freebairn, Lieutenant DT, with troop from B Squadron moved out and mounted an outpost at B in Wadi Maraba to guard this approach to Damascus from the north. Local inhabitants were very friendly disposed towards our troops bringing many presents of oranges, eggs etc into the lines. Khan Kusseir was surrounded with flourishing vineyards and orchards being abundantly watered. The grapes were ripe and of exceptionally good quality and flavour and were used chiefly for drying into raisins. Twenty one Other Ranks marched in from Ludd. Harvey, 3542 Trooper AH, died of wounds.
Friday, October 3, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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