Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 1 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Monday, November 9, 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
Tuesday, November 9, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Spur
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Thursday, November 9, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Royston, Brigadier General JR inspected the horses of all units of the Brigade at 1000.
Friday, November 9, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Huj.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Horses moved off to water at Jemmameh and did not return until 1600.
At 0900 outpost line taken over by 4th Light Horse Brigade.
At 1700 moved off on advance on Arak el Menshiyeh. C Squadron supplied advanced guard, A and B Squadrons main guard to 3rd Light Horse Brigade. Country very rough and hilly until Wadi Hiser was crossed at 2100 where Brigade watered and halted for on hour.
At 2200 moved off towards Arak el Menshiyeh arriving at a point two miles south of that place at 2330. A and C Squadrons held on outpost line astride the railway during the remainder of the night.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
At 1630 on 9th November the following order was received from the Australian Mounted Division: - "Anzac Mourned Division is marching from Bureir to Beit Duras'' - "Australian Mounted Division will march from Huj station as starting point on to the line Arak el Menshiyeh - El Faluje."
In accordance with these orders the 3rd Light Horse Brigade moved at 1645 from Huj and carried out duties as advanced guard to the Division on the night march. Signallers were dropped at every half mile to guide troops in rear by flashing OK intermittently on the signal lamps. The route to be taken was via northern side Khirbit el Hummum - Khirbit Zeidan - Tel el Hesi, through very rough country. The night was dark. One of the Divisional Staff Officers doubted the ability of the Division to reach its dawn objective by night march through country so rough that had to be crossed during the night. We had, however, often before marched by night in the presence of the enemy over unknown country by compass bearing so the Brigadier was confident that the Brigade, as advanced guard would be in the required position by the time ordered. At 2400 on 9th November the Brigade halted at a point on the Turkish railway 11/2 miles south of Arak el Menshiyeh, having watered in the pools of the Wadi el Hesi on the way. Patrols were pushed forward and at 0100 reported Arak el Menshiyeh unoccupied by the enemy.
Saturday, November 9, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0700 Moved to Nahr Berid where the Regiment watered then moved to Sheikh Bedawi and halted 11/2 hours.
1200 The march was resumed through northern edge of Tripoli to Mejdelaya arriving at 1415 where a bivouac site was selected in the olive groves. Freebairn, Lieutenant DT, rejoined the Regiment.
Sunday, November 9, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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