Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 5 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, May 5, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, May 5, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis Camp, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Friday, May 5, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Until further notice the Regiment to stand to arms daily at 0345 until daylight. All ranks to "saddle up" and stand to their horses but not lead off the lines.
Saturday, May 5, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Khan Yunis
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment left bivouac at 0700 and proceeded to the beach for the day returning at 1800.
Sunday, May 5, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - 1½ miles north west of Jericho
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1300 Order received form Brigade to turn out mounted and reinforce New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade at Auja Bridgehead at once.
The Regiment moved off independently at 1345 leaving the camp standing. Proceeded mostly at the trot and arrived at Auja Bridgehead at 1445.
The New Zealanders reported that earlier in the day there had been much enemy movement along the foothills but the situation was now quiet. Horses were now handed over and Charley, Major WT, left in charge.
1530, the Regiment dismounted leading all packs and crossed over newly erected pontoon bridge to east side of the Jordan River and commenced taking over sector from the Auckland Mounted Rifles. This Regiment held the line from the Jordan River - 113J18c.6.5 - J18d.8.3 - 127O13a.8.8 to 127O13b.1.9. “A” Squadron held the right sector, “B” Squadron the left with the 10th Light Horse Regiment holding the left. “C” Squadron was in reserve with Regimental Headquarters at 127O13a.3.5.
1900 All except three men per troop were brought up from led horses and reinforced their respective Squadrons. Two reconnoitring detachments moved out mounted strength of each one Officer and three Other Ranks with orders to reconnoitre ½ mile in advance of Regiment's sector. Several parties busy during night bringing up ammunition and bombs from river up to the front line. Men on the posts worked all night consolidating their positions.
Monday, May 5, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO; and, Darley, Major TH, motored to Cairo. Commanding Officer was on Historical Records Duty.
A troop of “A” Squadron proceeded to Belbeis Station and relieved Nankervis, Lieutenant LF, who with troop reported to “B” Squadron, Zagazig.
Amended orders regarding Road and River control issued today.
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