Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 15 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Monday, June 15, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Tuesday, June 15, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 10th Light Horse Regiment Lieutenant Cadden and one Other Rank wounded. Seven men from Auckland Mounted Rifles wounded in trenches by shell fire.
Turks appear to have a new gun position a little east of Salt Lake. Heavy shelling 1700.
One Sergeant and 12 Other Ranks 10th Light Horse Regiment permanently for sap work.
No. 4 Sector comprises 3rd Light Horse Brigade [8th, 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments], Wellington and Auckland Mounted Rifles, Otago and Canterbury Regiments. Seven Machine Guns, four Mountain Guns and 1 Howitzer. Brigadier General Russell, New Zealand Brigade Commanding Officer.
No.1 Sub Sector comprises 3rd Light Horse Brigade [8th, 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments], Wellington and Auckland Mounted Rifles with Colonel FG Hughes Commanding Officer.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Thursday, June 15, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine training and patrol work.
Lieutenant Colonel JM Arnott is seconded from Regiment to command Australian Training Depot, Tel el Kebir.
Major WH Scott to temporary command Regiment.
Friday, June 15, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - All pack horses paraded at 0830 for inspection of pack saddlery. The Transport paraded with Regimental Quartermaster for inspection by the Officer in Command, Divisional ASC.
The Regiment standing in readiness to support outpost Regiment.
Gas Helmets inspected and reinforcements put through gas drill.
Smith, 3131 Trooper WG, drowned.
Saturday, June 15, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Preparations being made for handing over to Wellington Mounted Rifles who were to take over defence of No. 4 Sub Sector from the Regiment. Patrol to Tel el Truny after a good deal of opposition occupied that place about 1000 but were shelled off it again. Our artillery replied and the enemy shelling ceased when a small observation post was again placed on Tel el Truny with remainder of patrol in close support. One deserter surrendered to Wart Post.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 10th Light Horse Regiment was ordered to El Ghoraniyeh bridgehead on 15th June 1918 to remain in support in connection with minor operations being carried out in that sector, and New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade relieved the 3rd Light Horse Brigade as garrison to No. 4 sub - sector,
The 3rd Light Horse Brigade moved to Wadi Kelt, to be prepared to move to El Ghoraniyeh Bridge at 15 minutes warning.
On completion of these operations on night of 17th June 1918, the Brigade left the Jordan Valley and its dust and headed for Talaat ed Dumm en route to Solomon's Pools, where a rest in the cool hills was enjoyed until 10th July 1918.
The severe climate conditions of the valley had raised the percentage of sick of the Brigade very much. Numbers had already been evacuated with malaria.
Sunday, June 15, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000, Voluntary church parade in YMCA conducted by Turner, Captain Chaplain RC.
1100, 10 Other Ranks proceeded on leave to Cairo.
1900 Service in YMCA conducted by Turner, Captain Chaplain RC.
2100, ten Other Ranks who went to Cairo on 10th June 1919 returned.
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