Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 18 October
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Sunday, October 18, 1914
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Morphettville Race Course Camp and Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Formation of Regiment occurring at Morphettville Race Course Camp, Adelaide, while "C" Squadron is formed at Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
4th LHR with 24 officers and 498 other ranks embarked at 8.00am from Town Pier, Port Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire.
Monday, October 18, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Spur
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry
Wednesday, October 18, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Ganadil
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -
Thursday, October 18, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Um Urgan
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - A Squadron dismounted off night outpost, watered at Um Urgan and breakfasted on east bank of Wadi Ghuzze outside wire. At this point the Regiment rendezvoused at 0800 and moved to point 860, 31/4 miles south east of Rashid Bek. Order of march - Regimental Headquarters, B Squadron, C Squadron, and A Squadron. B Squadron supplied protection. Crossed Wadi Saba at 1120. When crossing this wadi, aeroplane contact patrol signalled for report centre sign which was given and OK signalled and acknowledged. Arrived at Point 860 at 1200 and remained there in reserve to 7th Mounted Brigade. Barker, Lieutenant AS, with half his troop from B Squadron moved to Point 1030 on Wadi Isdeid. This patrol rejoined Regiment at Point 860 at 1700. One troop of B Squadron detached as escort to Royal Horse Artillery. They moved to Bir el Esani thence returned to bivouac arriving 2300. Very little enemy movement during the day. Wadi Saba near Wadi Mirtaba junction was lightly shelled for half an hour during afternoon.
Friday, October 18, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Kaukab
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual routine. Grazing horses. Improving camp site etc.
Saturday, October 18, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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