Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 18 February
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Wednesday, February 18, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Thursday, February 18, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - HMAT A10 "Karroo", at sea.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry
Carew Reynell Diary - Following stable routine laid down in orders:
- 0515 - Stable piquet water
- 0600 - All hands muck out. Take up mats. Disinfect. Generally clean up.
- 0715 - Feed
- 0730 - Breakfast
- 0900 - One half stables, other half parades. Stables meaning exercising and grooming. Mats having been relaid.
- 1130 - Water and feed. Take up mats.
- 1200 - Dinner
- 1400 - Stables [exercising and grooming] and parades. Mats relaid.
- 1600 - Muck out and swill down deck with disinfectant and spread lime. Take mats on deck, wash and hang to dry.
- 1730 - Tea
- 1900 - Water and feed
- 2200 - Feed of hay.
Last night was hot and breathless and very trying for horses. Weather today suddenly changed to hot, calm.
Friday, February 18, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - State 22 Officers 488 Other Ranks, total 510. Returned to camp at 1500.
1600 Received instructions from Brigade Headquarters that the 11th Light Horse Regiment is to be reformed. Have transferred all men of the 11th from the Squadrons of the 9th Light Horse Regiment into D Squadron in readiness to move out. Major SW Barlow appointed to take Command of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment in the place of Lieutenant Colonel Glasgow.
Major WH Scott appointed temporarily to command the 9th Light Horse Regiment.
Sunday, February 18, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade, 2nd and 3rd Light Horse Brigades combined. 13 Reinforcements marched in from Moascar and posted five Other Ranks to A Squadron, five to B Squadron and three to C Squadron.
Monday, February 18, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine work.
Tuesday, February 18, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0900 Squadrons commence handing in spare gear to Regimental Quarter Master ready to return to ordinance in view of proposed move to Egypt. Units complete by boat. Shaw, Lieutenant OJ; and, 30 Other Ranks returned from leave in Egypt.
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