Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 1 July
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Wednesday, July 1, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Thursday, July 1, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Buried some 30 Turks.
Effective strength = 1,211.
Parts of 10th Light Horse Regiment sent at night to try and capture "Sniper's Ridge" from whence considerable successful sniping has been carried out last two months by Turks - Its about 1400 yards north east of left of Walkers Junction and same distance from beach in front of No 2. Sub Section. Party unsuccessful encountering heavy fire. Lieutenant Hamlin in charge. He retired with one man, 429 Corporal JR Kingdon, missing.
Much useful information from one of our captured prisoners. The attack on 29/30 June 1915 on us was carried out by 18th Regiment [three Battalions], Enver Bey present. Turks mentally fear our bombs and accurate rifle fire. Food good. Ammunition plentiful. There were three maxims immediately in front of us - one placed out of action. Battalions commanded by Turkish Officers who drove their men forward. 2nd Battalion attacked supported by 3rd Battalion. Suffered heavy losses and retreated. Turks would like to come in if they could. Two white starlight signal for general attack. German Officers in charge of guns.
We have been burying Turks all day.
Good progress all along line last week.
Impossible to get any information regarding our casualties which have left. Those sick especially appear to drift back in most casual way from Lemnos.
9th Light Horse Regiment relieved by Auckland Mounted Rifles in trenches tomorrow.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Saturday, July 1, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine training and patrol work.
Sunday, July 1, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - church Parade held at 0800.
Until further notice lights out to be at 2000.
Ridgway, 1438 Trooper EB, died of wounds. [See Henry Bostock for account.]
Monday, July 1, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - O'Neil, 686 Trooper T, “C” Squadron tried by FGCM [Field General Court Martial] - Charge "Absent without leave".
Daly, Major TJ, DSO; and, 21 Other Ranks proceeded to Port Said Rest Camp.
0800 - 1030 Training of specialists and Non Commissioned Officer as per Syllabus.
Tuesday, July 1, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0005, Post at El Rimal entrained for concentration at Moascar comprising strength of one Officer and 34 Other Ranks.
0020 Post at Abu Sueir entrained for concentration at Moascar comprising strength of one 40 Other Ranks.
0100, Arrived at Moascar - spare kit stacked on station and guard posted, remainder marching to camp area where tents had been already pitched.
0900 - 1400 Disinfection of clothing.
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