Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 13 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Friday, November 13, 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. Signalling instruction begins at Signalling School, Broadmeadows Camp.See: Broadmeadows 1909
Saturday, November 13, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Canterbury Slopes
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
At 1.30pm, Lord Kitchener arrived by destroyer at Anzac Cove from Imbros, for an inspection of the Anzac lines. He and a party of senior Anzac officers climbed the road up to Walker's Ridge, where he went up into the trenches on Walker's Ridge, and out to the firing line as far as Bully Beef Sap, observed the Turkish lines across the Nek. After nearly two hours of observing some of the Anzac positions and meeting with most of the senior officers, he returned to Anzac Beach and left Gallipoli on board the destroyer at about 3.15pm.
Monday, November 13, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry
Tuesday, November 13, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Summeil.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0500 Night outpost lines closed up and day lines taken up 600 yards in advance of Summeil.
0800 10th Light Horse Regiment moved up in support putting on squadron in the line on right flank of 9th Light Horse Regiment. Lane, Lieutenant BGB, patrolled to Zeita reporting all clear. Enemy in Burkusieh very quiet. At 0900 on squadron enemy cavalry located by Brigade scouts in wadi near Diverin. At 1200 10th Light Horse Regiment withdrawn. 1500 two troops 8th Light Horse Regiment joined up in support. Our infantry and cavalry attacking on the left. At 2030 relieved by 10th Light Horse Regiment. 9th Light Horse Regiment withdrew to Ijseir rationed and concentrated where Ijseir - Summeil road crosses railway. Moved off at 2230 for one mile south east Tel et Tumus arriving there 0130, 14 November 1917 and bivouacked for remainder of night.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
At 0645 13th November 1917, enemy were observed to be holding Burkusie ridge in strength, and small enemy parties were dribbling forward on to the low hills north east of Summeil. The Brigade held the line Arak el Menshiyeh - Summeil with 8th Light Horse Regiment on right sector and 9th Light Horse Regiment on left sector, and 10th Light Horse Regiment concentrated in neighbourhood of Brigade Headquarters. Four sub-sections of the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron were placed in support of the troops in the line, and the remainder in the vicinity of Brigade Headquarters. Notts Battery opened fire on to Burkusieh ridge, shelling the enemy with good effect. The continuation of the strong attack of the previous day was expected and the Brigade was in readiness. At 1300 the enemy were observed to be once again in retreat, The 3rd Light Horse Brigade were ordered to extend the line north east to Es Suafir esh Sherqiye and watch for enemy movements from the direction of Beit Jibrin and Zeita. The line held now by the Brigade was the right flank of the mounted force in pursuit. 4th Light Horse Brigade and 7th Mounted Brigade took up the attack on the enemy on the left, but owing to the exhausted condition of the men and horses the attack was abandoned.
At 1730 night outpost lines from Point 248 to Es Suafir esh Sherqiye was taken up and at 1800 Brigade Headquarters was established one mile south of Tel et Turmus. The line was lightly held, rest for as many troops as possible being aimed at. The night 13/14th November was quiet throughout.
Wednesday, November 13, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual routine. Improving camp etc.
Thursday, November 13, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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