Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 11 February
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Wednesday, February 11, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Thursday, February 11, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Melbourne, 1700, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Embarkation at Melbourne.
Embarkation Return - Complement = 384; Horses = 402. Just prior to embarkation it was foreseen that the above named men [B 602 Congdon LF; B 213 Boardman, ER; A 651 Green, FW; and, MG Dawkins FR] would not embark and the complement was made up by leaving the two drivers of the two kitchens behind, who, though added to the strength on a supplementary roll, were not taken on Karroo, the same roll being withdrawn. A supplementary roll for the two privates, Kincaid and Pierce added and checked by Camp Paymaster made up the total, 384 as per embarkation return T108 rendered 11 February 1915.
Carew Reynell Diary - Embarked at Victoria Docks, Melbourne, on Thursday, Feb 11th
Regiment arrived opposite docks at 1100 and were at once off saddled and fed [watered a few miles back en route] and saddlery was put in labelled corn sacks ready for stowing, and sea halters on the horses and sea kit bags stacked up or loaded on ship.
At 1200 commenced leading horses aboard but couldn't start slinging till 1300 as winch was employed otherwise. Finished slinging about 1830 and pushed off.
Parties had been told off to tie up the horses in the holds as they arrived and as far as possible every man led his own horse on board. As they handed over their horses to the tying up party they either relieved the baggage guards or gangway parties or started loading saddlery onto the wharf ready for the stevedores.
Exact numbers had been allotted to each hold and every man knew what unit his unit had to follow. As far as possible each unit was kept together in one or two holds.
Friday, February 11, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Special tests of Officers and NCOs in pace and direction. Squadron drill.
Sunday, February 11, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade.
Monday, February 11, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - First rehearsal for Commander in Chief's review. Turnout was generally satisfactory.
Parsons, Major HM, proceeded on leave.
Tuesday, February 11, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0800 Reconnaissance of portion of 1/250,000 Syria Tripoli carried out by Luxmoore, Captain EM; Kildea, Lieutenant FJ; Cruddas, Lieutenant GF, DCM; Ayliffe, Lieutenant SH; Hannaford, Lieutenant E; and, Price, Second Lieutenant FG.
Shelley, Captain SE, proceeded to Jerusalem.
0900 Squadrons commenced tests for teams to take part in Brigade shoot.
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