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Saturday, 22 March 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 22 March
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 22 March

Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour

Regimental March -  Marching Through Georgia

 

 

The following entries are extracted and transcribed from the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, the originals of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. There are 366 entries on this site. Each day has entries as they occurred from 1914 to 1919. In addition to the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, when appropriate, entries from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary and other regiments with the Brigade will also appear. Entries from the unit history, Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924 will also appear from time to time. The aim is to give the broadest context to the story and allow the reader to follow the day to day activities of the regiment. If a relative happened to have served in the regiment during the Great War, then this provides a general framework in which the individual story may be told.

 

The Diary

 

1914

Sunday, March 22, 1914

See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.

 

1915

Monday, March 22, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mena Camp, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Wednesday, March 22, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Thursday, March 22, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Marakeb
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment moved out at 0800 and took up line of outposts - B Squadron holding the right - from and including Abasan el Kebir to one mile east of G in Goz el Taire. A Squadron the right from G in Goz el Taire to and including Khan Yunis road and C Squadron the left going from the road to the sea. The Regimental Command Post was established at 320 east of the E in Goz El Taire. Patrols were sent forward by each Squadron. At about 1300 a patrol from C Squadron was surprised by a Turkish cavalry patrol of 20 to 30 men and one man, Gilbert, 1321 Trooper GE, was captured. The Turkish patrol retired across the Wadi Ghuzze and was not encountered again.
 

1918

Friday, March 22, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Fourteen Other Ranks arrived back from Port Said Rest Camp. Sixteen Other Ranks proceeded to Port Said Rest Camp. One Other Rank returned from Desert Mounted Corps. One Other Rank proceeded to railway construction work, Ludd.

 

1919

Saturday, March 22, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Population quiet, no disturbance reported.
2000 Lieutenant Burns with troop returned from Mit Ghamr. One Ford box car and one motor cycle issued to Regiment.
1900 one mounted troop patrolled railway line to Abu el Akdar concentrating there and returning to bivouac in the early morning.

 


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Sources:

See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF

Bert Schramm Diary

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 22 March

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 19 July 2010 12:09 PM EADT
Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps, AIF, Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzG - Gallipoli

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16

1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps

AIF

Roll of Honour

 

Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps given their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign - 1915 - 1916.

 

Roll of Honour

 

1131 Private Charles Alan FULLER, Killed in Action, 4 December 1915.

 

1135 Private George Leslie HAYWARD, Killed in Action, 4 December 1915.

 

1147 Private Ernest Gordon LOWE, Killed in action, 3 December 1915.

 

1181 Lance Corporal George Alexander STOLZ, Killed in action, 3 December 1915.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Sources Used:

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Rolls, AWM8.

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

AWM Roll of Honour

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Finding more about a service person.

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Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, Unit Casualties, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Battles

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920



Citation: Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps, AIF, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 22 July 2011 3:21 PM EADT
Friday, 21 March 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 21 March
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 21 March

Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour

Regimental March -  Marching Through Georgia

 

 

The following entries are extracted and transcribed from the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, the originals of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. There are 366 entries on this site. Each day has entries as they occurred from 1914 to 1919. In addition to the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, when appropriate, entries from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary and other regiments with the Brigade will also appear. Entries from the unit history, Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924 will also appear from time to time. The aim is to give the broadest context to the story and allow the reader to follow the day to day activities of the regiment. If a relative happened to have served in the regiment during the Great War, then this provides a general framework in which the individual story may be told.

 

The Diary

 

1914

Saturday, March 21, 1914

See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.

 

1915

Sunday, March 21, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mena Camp, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Tuesday, March 21, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Wednesday, March 21, 1917

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Abu Shannar, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Brigade moved to the vicinity of Tel el Marakeb moving at 0900 via the beach and reaching the area.

Bivouac at 1500.

 

1918

Thursday, March 21, 1918

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Training as per syllabus.

 

1919

Friday, March 21, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0430 Burns, Lieutenant AG, with one mounted troop proceeded to Mit Ghamr to rescue Britishers there reported to be in danger.

1100 Disturbance occurred in Zagazig. Kildea, Lieutenant FJ, with Mounted Troops proceeded to Mudieria [Police Barracks].

Wagg, Lieutenant BSW; and, his troops proceeded to Greek consulates. Kildea, Lieutenant FJ; and, his troop encountered large crowds of inhabitants who refused to disperse. He accordingly charged with swords drawn. A native attempted to unhorse a member of the Patrol, another member of the Patrol went to his assistance when the native jumped into an adjoining canal; and failed to reappear.

Shortly after this incident a Gaffir [native policeman] pointed his rifle at a member of Kildea, Lieutenant FJ; and, his Patrol in readiness to shoot. Another member of the patrol quickly ran his sword through the Gaffir who escaped into some adjoining shops.

Wagg, Lieutenant BSW, Lieutenant BSW; and, his Troop encountered no opposition. The disturbance soon died out both troops returning to camp about 1300.

Regiment took over protection of railway line Abu el Akdar [exclusive] to Zagazig [exclusive] to Belbeis [exclusive]. Two mounted troops patrolled streets of Zagazig each for one hour during the night to enforce the proclamation.

 


Previous: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 20 March

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Sources:

See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF

Bert Schramm Diary

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 21 March

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 19 July 2010 12:10 PM EADT
Thursday, 20 March 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 20 March
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 20 March

Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour

Regimental March -  Marching Through Georgia

 

 

The following entries are extracted and transcribed from the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, the originals of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. There are 366 entries on this site. Each day has entries as they occurred from 1914 to 1919. In addition to the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, when appropriate, entries from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary and other regiments with the Brigade will also appear. Entries from the unit history, Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924 will also appear from time to time. The aim is to give the broadest context to the story and allow the reader to follow the day to day activities of the regiment. If a relative happened to have served in the regiment during the Great War, then this provides a general framework in which the individual story may be told.

 

The Diary

 

1914

Friday, March 20, 1914

See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.

 

1915

Saturday, March 20, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mena Camp, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Monday, March 20, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Tuesday, March 20, 1917

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Abu Shannar, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. Saddlery cleaning parade in morning.

 

1918

Wednesday, March 20, 1918

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Hannaford, Lieutenant E, returned from Junior Officers' School, Kelab. Training carried out.

Wastell, Lieutenant MF; and, two Other Ranks returned from leave.

Burns, Lieutenant AG; and, one Other Rank proceeded to 14th Squadron Royal Flying Corps for instructions in signals from aeroplanes.

 

1919

Thursday, March 20, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - As all tentage and camp equipment had been brought from Moascar by rear parties a very comfortable camp was soon made. A large sporting pavilion in vicinity was taken into use as an officers Mess. A second pavilion in the Greek Sporting Club Grounds adjoining was used as a cook house and mess for the men. A fine tennis court was available for use.

At kilo 40 Ismailia line a post of four of the 10th Light Horse Regiment had been rushed by a large crowd during the evening of the 19th March 1919. All members of the post were beaten into unconsciousness and their arms stolen. One of these from the 10th Light Horse Regiment subsequently died.

0345 Mounted Squadron under Bleechmore, Major C, moved out to E2, Wusef Pasha and other villages in the vicinity north of kilo 40. This Squadron had orders to demand the return of stolen arms. If arms are not returned then orders are to arrest the leaders if discoverable. No trace could be found of the arms. The headmen of three villages and Gaffirs were therefore arrested and escorted back to Zagazig. Several inhabitants of the Ez I Beir Has el Tarzi were particularly hostile. Squadron returned to Regimental headquarters about 0900.

1700 Lieutenant Driscoll's troop [mounted squadron] proceeded to Belbeis.

Regiment took over protection of the railway Abu el Akdar exclusive to Zagazig inclusive. Posts each ten all ranks were placed along line approximately 11/2 kilometre apart.

Proclamation issued warning all inhabitants of Zagazig they must not be in the streets of Zagazig between the hours of 2100 and 0430 unless in possession of a pass issued by the Military Authorities. Movements of inhabitants between villages and towns between the hours of 1900 and 0500 were prohibited. Order received that an unlawful assembly of inhabitants was an assembly of more than 10. Firearms were not to be used to disperse same unless absolutely necessary.

Four Officers 50 Other Ranks B Squadron and Lieutenant Edgerly's party rejoined Regiment.

 


Previous: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 19 March

Next: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 21 March

 

Sources:

See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF

Bert Schramm Diary

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 20 March

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 17 July 2010 9:20 PM EADT
Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, 1st Brigade Headquarters, AIF, Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzG - Gallipoli

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16

1st Brigade Headquarters

AIF

Roll of Honour

 

Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the 1st Brigade Headquarters given their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign - 1915 - 1916.

 

Roll of Honour

 

30 Lance Corporal George LOADER, Killed in action, 6 August 1915.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Sources Used:

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Rolls, AWM8.

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

AWM Roll of Honour

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Finding more about a service person.

See: Navigating the National Archives Service File 

 

Further Reading:

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16

Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, Unit Casualties, AIF, Roll of Honour

Light Horse Battles

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920



Citation: Gallipoli Campaign - 1915-16, 1st Brigade Headquarters, AIF, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 22 July 2011 3:20 PM EADT

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