Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 27 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, June 27, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, June 27, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Turks opened a violent bombardment of No 4 Section lasting for an hour. There was also a certain amount of rifle fire. Apparently about 10 guns were used - two 6 inch, two 4 inch, and six guns about 18 pounders. The Regiment lost 3 men slightly wounded. The communication trenches were "blown in" in a number of places but were promptly repaired.
The epidemic of influenza appears to have abated.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Heavy and furious bombardment of our trenches with rifle fire at 0500. Several guns, two Howitzers and 75's included. Some 500 shells fell in communication and fire trenches in less than two hours. Howitzers did much damage. Some men buried and were dug out. No safety from high explosive shells. Casualties: 8th Light Horse Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel white wounded, Major Gugny Second in Command; Captain Crook killed by shells also three others of same regiment and sixteen wounded by shells. 9th Light Horse Regiment, four wounded. Auckland Mounted Rifles, 3 wounded. Colonel NM White VC instructed by New Zealand and Australian Division to take over temporary command of B and C during absence on sick leave of Colonel FG Hughes. Colonel White called. Attended funeral of above.
Kenneth Alan McKenzie Diary - Rest. At 0515 Turks bombarded 8th and 9th sections of trenches. 75s and 6" Howitzer and shrapnel till 0545. Rifle and Machine Gun fire. 9th lucky 2 wounded. 8th Light Horse Regiment lost seven killed, 15 wounded, several seriously. Colonel White wounded. Major Gregory and Captain Crowl killed.
1000 monitor engaging targets on right flank.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Tuesday, June 27, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine training and patrol work.
Regiment inspected - mounted.
Wednesday, June 27, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regimental Operations Order issued.
The Regiment arrived at 0330 found the Column, south of 8th Light Horse Regiment camp - at El Gamli. The 8th Light Horse Regiment moved towards Naga el Sieisi and the 9th Light Horse Regiment, two troops of the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron and Section of Field Ambulance moved down the wadi to Bir el Esani. By 0730, “B” Squadron was in position from road north of Reshid Bek to and including the Wadi Im'alaga and “A” Squadron from the wadi through Point 750 to Point 680, Square AG.
Enemy patrols, Cavalry were encountered two or three miles east of Bir el Esani but they withdrew to an observation point in the vicinity of Abu Yahia.
Touch was obtained with the 4th Light Horse Regiment on the left and the 8th Light Horse Regiment on the Right.
At 1330 the 8th Light Horse Regiment withdrew and at 1430 the outpost line withdrew through “A” Squadron which formed the rear guard and moved off to camp arriving at 1830.
Johnson, 139 Trooper RJJ, killed in action
Thursday, June 27, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Sharp, Lieutenant RC, admitted to hospital from Alexandria leave.
Orders issued for daily leave party to visit Bethlehem.
Friday, June 27, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0600, the following animals were taken to No 3 Remount Depot, Belbeis, under escort of Lawrence, Lieutenant H; and, 45 Other Ranks: Rides 113, Draughts 14, Packs 3, and Mules 1. This leaves us with four horses only. [Entries ear marked for the 10th Light Horse Regiment Races.]
1300, Lawrence, Lieutenant H; and, party returned from Belbeis.
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