Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 7 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Thursday, May 7, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Friday, May 7, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis Camp, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Sunday, May 7, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Inlying Picquet increased from 25 to 50 Other Ranks to mount at 2000 in their redoubts duty to east of camp.
Monday, May 7, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir el Esani
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment moved off for the most western Hill 630, arriving there at 0300 where Brigade Headquarters were established.
9th Light Horse Regiment provided the Column Guard [Daly, Major TJ, advance column guard] from Tel Esani to Hill 630, the Brigade then deployed, two Squadrons from the 8th Light Horse Regiment forming line on the right with one Squadron in reserve, "A" and “B” Squadrons in line forming the left of the Brigade line, “C” Squadron in reserve, advance was then continued on a bearing of 45 degrees.
El Buggar was reached as day was breaking. A heavy morning fog made observation extremely difficult. Numerous enemy patrols were seen and fired on but no resistance was encountered, the enemy patrols falling back as we advanced.
At 0800 the Regiment was ordered to hold a ridge about one mile north west of El Buggar and order the withdrawal of the remainder of the Brigade.
El Gamli was reached at 1100 and horses were watered and fed. The Brigade moved off at 1230 reaching Abasan el Kebir at 1430 and went into bivouac ¾ mile from the water troughs.
Tuesday, May 7, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Small enemy movement observed along foothill - three miles east of our position.
Orders issued to Squadrons that three men per troop including farriers would remain with the horses returning to their Squadrons at 1800 each evening. During the day and night large parties engaged in digging and wiring defences.
0740 Nine enemy small calibre high explosive shells were dropped in 9th Light Horse Regiment sector doing no damage. Usual day and night patrols sent out. Harris, 270 Sergeant S, died of illness.
Wednesday, May 7, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - One mounted troop patrolled to Ghazalet - El Khis and El Ghar reporting all normal.
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