Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 16 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, June 16, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, June 16, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 9th Light Horse Regiment, two killed and three Other Ranks wounded. 10th Light Horse Regiment, two Other Ranks wounded and also three men from Auckland Mounted Rifles wounded by shell from Anafarta Turk gun.
Heavy bombardment at Helles at night.
Brigadier took over temporary command of No. 3 Sector in place of Colonels Chauvel and Johnston sick.
Bombed Turk trenches with Garling bombs.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Friday, June 16, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine training and patrol work.
Lieutenant R Wilkinson returned from Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters and resumed duties as Adjutant.
Saturday, June 16, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - At 1830 “A” Squadron moved out and took over night outpost line from 8th Light Horse Regiment.
At 0315 “A” Squadron and one troop “B” Squadron moved out through the night posts and took up the day line. An enemy patrol was encountered on the high ground west of El Girheir but on approach of our patrol fell back. The day being exceptionally hot, little movement took place but the usual Bedouin harvesting party under a Turkish cavalry escort were working east of the Wadi Imlieh. Towards evening the enemy patrols showed activity and followed up our patrols a short distance on their withdrawing in the evening. A Bedouin and one Turkish infantryman, disarmed, came in through the line. On being relieved at daylight “A” Squadron retired and remained in reserve outside the front line during the day. Three troops “B” Squadron relieved “C” Squadron troops at Point 400 and 510 and Goz el Basal at 1300.
Regimental Headquarters was established throughout the day at Goz el Geleib.
Sunday, June 16, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0400 Wellington Mounted Rifles took over No. 4 Sub Sector defences and the whole of the Regiment withdrew to day bivouac in Sq M33a.
1630 The Regiment marched to Sq K4 near Tel es Sultan drew rations and proceeded to a point 1½ miles east of Jericho arriving there at 2100. The Regiment remained here in reserve to Onediv who were carrying out a reconnaissance in force of the Jordan Valley.
Monday, June 16, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Thirty six cases of gifts from Australian Comforts Fund distributed.
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