Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 19 July
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Sunday, July 19, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Monday, July 19, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Wellington Mounted Rifles relieved Auckland Mounted Rifles on the 18th July 1915, also 50 men from the Maori Contingent to the trenches.
Staff Captain WM MacFarlane appointed Temporary Major to 8th Light Horse Regiment. Captain Gibbs Temporary Major while in Command of 12th Company Australian Supply Corps.
Unit Officers Other Ranks Total Brigade Headquarters 5 24 29 8th Light Horse Regiment 24 538 562 9th Light Horse Regiment 26 524 550 10th Light Horse Regiment 27 605 632 Signal Troop 1 35 36 Total 83 1726 1809
Unit Officers Killed Other Ranks Killed Officers Wounded Other Ranks Wounded Officers Sick Other Ranks Sick Attached Transferred Total Brigade Headquarters 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 1 9 Signals Troop 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 8th Light Horse Regiment 2 19 1 71 6 96 5 11 211 9th Light Horse Regiment 1 16 1 54 7 136 4 4 223 10th Light Horse Regiment 1 7 7 56 2 111 3 8 195 Total 4 42 10 182 15 353 12 24 642
Total Landed 1,809 Losses 642 Sick Today 39 Total for duty 1,128
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Wednesday, July 19, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Training and lectures carried out throughout the week.
Patrols and outpost work continued as in previous details.
Thursday, July 19, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Mounted training from 0530 to 0730.
At 1120 a wire was received from Brigade headquarters to turn out for operations at 1230. The men paraded getting three days rations from ration authority with horse feeds to be carried while the rations for the 20th July 1917 to be carried on limbered wagons.
At 1230 The Regiment [Strength 14 Officers 280 Other Ranks] joined the column - in the rear of the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron and crossing the Wadi Ghuzze at Goz Mabruk.
The Regiment halted for one hour east of Bir el Esani.
Two Regiments of enemy cavalry with guns had, during the day, advanced to Karm and shelled our advanced positions but they had withdrawn before the Anzac Mounted Division. The role of the 3rd and 4th Light Horse Brigades was to support them.
At 1800 the Brigade watered at Bir el Esani and bivouacked for the night on the west bank of the wadi.
Friday, July 19, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Madhbeh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Darley, Major TH; and, Gibney, Lieutenant BE, reported from Moascar.
0430, “B” Squadron when returning to bivouac from counter attack position Abu Tellul, had two men wounded by shell fire, Fletcher, 3012a Corporal GEP; and, Logue, 2122 Trooper W.
Fletcher, 3012a Corporal GEP, died two hours later and was buried at 1600 by Chaplain Moore, Captain Canon, in SQ Y23a37.
Enemy shelled watering area intermittently throughout the day. The Regiment proceeded to water by troops with 300 yards distance between each troop.
Smith, Lieutenant PT, DCM left on four weeks leave in Egypt.
Saturday, July 19, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - SS Oxfordshire
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine.
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