Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 6 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Friday, November 6, 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.See: Broadmeadows 1909
Saturday, November 6, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Spur
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Very heavy firing on our right last night. Troops stood to arms from 2000 to 2130.
Monday, November 6, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Syllabus of Refresher Course for all Non Commissioned Officers and Troopers desirous of promotion.
Tuesday, November 6, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Imara; Abu Shawish.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Moved from night outpost line at 0600. Watered Hiseia and rationed Ilimara and moved at 1100 back towards Abu Shawish. From this place our infantry could be observed advancing on the Rushdi System
The Regiment moved at the trot to Australian Mounted Division Headquarters on 550 where orders were received to occupy night outpost line. Regiment moved forward into position. A Squadron held the line from one mile south west of Turkish railway viaduct near Khirbit Kauwukah to Wadi Imleih 1000 yards north west of Bir Ifteis. B Squadron with two troops of C Squadron held from Wadi Imleih exclusive to point 510 inclusive. A Squadron linked up with the infantry on the right who were well established in the Rushdi System having captured that place late in the afternoon. Regimental command post was established 800 yards north west of Bir Ifteis.
The night passed quietly on 9th Light Horse Regiment sector. Brigade field message received stating Lane, Staff Sergeant Major BGB; and, Cattle, 1527 Staff Sergeant HJ, promoted to Second Lieutenants.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
The 8th Light Horse Regiment; at 0030 on 6th Nov. relieved troops from the 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments in the day outpost line. Relief of troops continued throughout the day and all horses of the Brigade were enabled to be watered once that day at Hiseia or at Fara in the Wadi Ghuzze.
The situation along the Divisional front remained quiet but at 1100 our Infantry could be seen advancing on the Rushdi System.
At 1500 orders were received for 9th Light Horse Regiment to move rapidly and take up a line on the left on the Infantry who were now well established in the Rushdi System. The line held was from Khirbit Kauwukah to point 510.
Enemy shelled throughout the day but only two casualties were inflicted on our troops. Special reconnaissances to El Magam, Khirbit el Rijm and Wadi el Baha, were made by troops from 8th Light Horse Regiment during the morning, and were found clear of enemy, but enemy were observed at Rijm el Atawineh. It was now evident that the enemy had fallen back everywhere on to his stronghold at Tel el Sheria.
At 1600 orders were received for 3rd Light Horse Brigade, to come under the direct of GHQ, and at 2300 GHQ ordered the Brigade to concentrate in the vicinity of Karm in readiness for rapid movement to Tel el Sheria, via Wadi Imleih and Bir Salim Abu Irgeig.
Wednesday, November 6, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Homs
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1730 The Regiment joined remainder of 3rd Light Horse Brigade and moved to Umm Hartein arriving there at 2300 and bivouacked for remainder of night. Allen, 3439 Trooper H, died of illness.
Thursday, November 6, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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