Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 26 December
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, December 26, 1914
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Organising, training and equipping of troops.
See: Broadmeadows 1909
Sunday, December 26, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Arrived Cairo 0125. Arrived Helmieh 0200. Disentrained and arrived at Racecourse Camp, Heliopolis at 0300. Major Barlow reported to Australian and New Zealand Headquarters at 0930. Parade state of camp shows as follows:
Middle Eastern Force Men, 1st Party Away: 0 Officers, 40 Other Ranks, Total 40
Old 9th Light Horse Regiment men in camp: 5 Officers, 387 Other Ranks, Total 392
Marched in: 5 Officers, 34 Other Ranks, Total 39Total: 10 Officers, 461 Other Ranks, Total 471
Tuesday, December 26, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day.
Wednesday, December 26, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Suffa.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1600 Orders received to advance and occupy line Sq J18b J17ba.
Squadrons moved at 1700 and occupied line by 1745. A Squadron on right, B Squadron on left, C Squadron in centre each Squadron with forward patrols in J12A J12d and 11b.
Regimental Headquarters was established in Sq J17D8.8. Camels were used for first time in hills for transport of reserve ammunition, bivouacs and blankets.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Reference map - Palestine 1/63360, sheet 14.
At 1100 orders were received from the Division to occupy by 1745 a line half mile north of Wadi Sad, from the Wadi Shamy on the left, in support of and in cooperation with 29th infantry Brigade on the right, carrying out operations to occupy Kefr Namah with the 10th Light Horse Regiment on right and 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment on left occupied this place by 1745 as ordered. This constituted the first in series of stages in operations to be brought out against the enemy to prevent him from transferring his troops eastward.
At 1930 an advanced line with 10th Light Horse Regiment on right sector and 9th Light Horse Regiment on left sector was occupied as night outpost line. The situation was quiet throughout the night.
Thursday, December 26, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Competitors practicing for Brigade Sports.
Friday, December 26, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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