Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 31 January
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, January 31, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, January 31, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Broadmeadows, Victoria.9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Organising, training and equipping of troops.
Monday, January 31, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Wednesday, January 31, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment, as part of the Brigade moved out in a trial assembly to the Divisional Headquarters at Hill 110. Paraded mounted at 0930 and moved out of Hod Masaid at 1000 arriving at Hill 110 at 1130. Halted and fed horses and moved off again at 1300. Squadrons practiced dismounting for action and manoeuvring of led horses on way back to Hod Masaid. McKenzie, Major KA, Officer in Command of C Squadron awarded the DSO.
Thursday, January 31, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - A course of bayonet fighting was commenced by three officers and three Non Commissioned Officers. Lane, Lieutenant BGB, having been evacuated to hospital from the Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, is struck off the effective strength. One Other Rank marched in from 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar. Lowrie, 1419 Trooper A, died of illness.
Friday, January 31, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 - 1100 Route march dismounted.
During the month much time had been given over to sport and recreation. The Regimental football team trained each morning and only lost one match in the Inter-Regimental matches during the month. Leave parties were allowed to visit Tripoli daily. During the month the horses were exercised on the beach from 0630 to 0700 daily and at the end of the month were in good heart and condition. A 30 yards rifle range was made within the Regimental area but owing to the several wet days and excessive number of duties very little shooting was done. During the month the weather on the whole was good.
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