Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 29 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Friday, May 29, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Saturday, May 29, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0317 Turks opened up heavy rifle fire under cover of which bomb throwers advanced and two bombs fell in the trench each accounted for one man. Then the parapet was manned and rapid fire opened on Turks advancing. About 8 bomb throwers were shot down and the Turks immediately retired.
Our casualties were 2 killed and 2 wounded. Turkish killed estimated at twelve.
0650 - 0730 Heavy hostile shell fire directed at our position from direction of Kuchuk Amafarta. Several shells burst in front in the rest trenches of the Reserve Squadron.
Casualties: 2 Killed, 9 Wounded.
Killed in action:96 Private Alec Luffman Axtens, 20.844 Private Harry Binyon, 35.589 Private Edward Charles Clough, 25.415 Private Thomas Griffiths, 19.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Turks mined Quinn's Post, blew it up at 0300 and captured it. Counter attack succeeded and post retaken at 0700. Turkish casualties estimated at 2,000.
Captain Jackson, Lieutenants Sherwood and Campbell and 17 men wounded, In No.4 Section, New Zealanders took the Turkish post on the left of the line, one killed and five wounded.
Section occupied by 8th and 9th Light Horse Regiments shelled and attacked with bombs. Of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 7 men killed and three wounded. Of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, three men killed and eight wounded. Quinn's Post, Major Quinn killed. Lieutenant Colonel Burrage seriously wounded. Casualties in all about 250. Quinn's Post taken by 13th Infantry assisted by 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Monday, May 29, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Strength. Second Lieutenant HA Phillis is struck off the strength dated 10 May 1916 having embarked for Australia permanently unfit.
Tuesday, May 29, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, DSO, was evacuated to the field Ambulance - gun shot wound.
Enemy aeroplanes flew over Regiment - bombed camp west of Brigade.
A party of the Regimental wheeled transport - wagons, limbered wagons and water carts - rejoined the Regiment having been detailed since the Regiment crossed the Canal in March 1916.
Daly, Major TJ, Acting Commanding Officer during absence of Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, DSO.
Wednesday, May 29, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Nelson, Captain AH, evacuated to Field Ambulance.
Twelve Reinforcements marched in from Reinforcements Camp, Jericho.
Thursday, May 29, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual camp routine.
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