Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 21 February
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, February 21, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, February 21, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - HMAT A10 "Karroo", at sea.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Carew Reynell Diary - Passed the tropic of Capricorn at midnight last night. Very steamy and hot and quite still.
Got 6 horses from No. 2 Hold up on deck and keeping all the open spaces under the hatchways filled.
The mare, No. 16318 about the same except that temperature is down to 104.2 and has remained so all day. Am more hopeful of recovery.
The cleanliness in the holds has entirely got rid of the smell of ammonia in all, except the aft end of No. 2 Hold. 6 now on deck there should be considerable improvement there tomorrow however.
Fortunately the Chief Officer - Mr Cartwright - is as keen as we are to land all the horses and no trouble is too much for him. The excellent feeding and comfort on board has put all hands in the very best of spirits. They work most perseveringly at the stables and discipline is excellent. They really are a fine lot of men. If the Officers only had a proper training and the NCOs done a months school, what a Regiment it would be - a determined hard faced set with plenty 'horse sense' - they would do well.
Monday, February 21, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Tuesday, February 20, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Lewis Guns fire practice [application and gimping]. Squadrons practiced preparing to become cavalry. Farmer, 76 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant MO, promoted to commissioned rank to be Lieutenant dated 2 February 1917.
Thursday, February 21, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Tests held to decide Regimental representatives in Brigade mounted sports. Orders for musketry practices issued.
Friday, February 21, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Mina, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 8th Light Horse Regiment embarked today. Move order issued.
The Regiment handed over all horses to 5th Cavalry Division, 10th Light Horse Regiment and 3rd Machine Gun Squadron. All tents taken down and heavy baggage transported by camels and wagons to embarkation pier El Mina. All ranks had to work at top speed to get the work completed in daylight.
Orders received that the Regiment would embark 0830, 22nd February 1919.
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