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Thursday, 17 April 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 17 April
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 17 April

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, April 17, 1914

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

 

1915

Saturday, April 17, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Monday, April 17, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Tuesday, April 17, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Mendur
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Stood to arms at 0400 and sent forward daylight patrols.
All clear reported at 0600.
 

1918

Wednesday, April 17, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 to 1045, Mounted training.
Orders received for move to Deiran on 19th April 1918.

 

1919

Thursday, April 17, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - One mounted troop patrolled to El Aslugi - Shubra el Nakhla reporting all quiet.

Clark, Captain HP, Regimental Medical Officer proceeded on two days duty to Cairo.

 


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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, 17 April

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:36 AM EADT
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 16 April
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 16 April

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

Thursday, April 16, 1914

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

 

1915

Friday, April 16, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Sunday, April 16, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Monday, April 16, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1500 Regiment took over right sectors of the Goz el Taire outpost line from 12th Light Horse Regiment.
At 1800 the Brigade concentrated near the I in Goz el TaIre and at 1930 moved to the Wadi Sherai and took over outpost line on the east of the wadi with the right covering the junction of the Beersheba and Khalasa roads and the left resting on El Mendur.
 

1918

Tuesday, April 16, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1330, Mounted training.
Corps Commander and Dean, Colonel, visited the Regiment.

 

1919

Wednesday, April 16, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Two rifles were stolen from 3rd Machine Gun Squadron tent Zagazig station guard during the night 15/16 April 1919. One prisoner arrested for assaulting 3rd Machine Gun Squadron man at station guard.
Stephen, Lieutenant HH, returned from hospital.
Numbers 6, 8 and 11 Posts, Belbeis Line, proceeded by motor lorry at 1300 today and took over garrison of Belbeis railway station together with two Lewis Guns and teams [British Units].
No. 1 Post, Belbeis line, moved to No 4 Signal Cabin, Zagazig railway station yard.
Strength increased to one officer and 24 Other Ranks.

 


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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, 16 April

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:37 AM EADT
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 15 April
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 15 April

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

Wednesday, April 15, 1914

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

 

1915

Thursday, April 15, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Saturday, April 15, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Sunday, April 15, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade.
Regiment ordered to be in readiness to move out under hostile conditions.
 

1918

Monday, April 15, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Mounted training.
Message received from Corps Commander congratulating Parsons, Major HM, upon being awarded the DSO.

 

1919

Tuesday, April 15, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - One mounted troop patrolled El Khis - Amrit reporting all quiet and the natives were friendly.

Tod, Second Lieutenant PA, returned from Moascar.

Buchanan, Captain; and, Falconer, Captain, Indian Army, attached to this Regiment for Military Court Duty marched out to Kantara.

 


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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, 15 April

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:37 AM EADT
Monday, 14 April 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 14 April
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 14 April

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

Tuesday, April 14, 1914

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

 

1915

Wednesday, April 14, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Friday, April 14, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Saturday, April 14, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Duty Regiment.
Daly, Major TJ, and one officer per Squadron on reconnaissance to Tel el Jemmi with Dangar, Brigade Major. General Officer in Command Brigade inspected the camp at 1100.
Barker, 75 Sergeant AS; Mitchell, 360 Sergeant TCC; and, Smith, 528 Sergeant RT, promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant.
 

1918

Sunday, April 14, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade.
Information received that forthcoming operations has been unexpectedly postponed.
Syllabus of training issued.

 

1919

Monday, April 14, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - One rifle stolen by natives from No 8 Post, Belbeis line, was recovered a few hours later and thief arrested.

 


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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, 14 April

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:38 AM EADT
Sunday, 13 April 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 13 April
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 13 April

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

Monday, April 13, 1914

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

 

1915

Tuesday, April 13, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Thursday, April 13, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

Jifjafa

The Jifjafa column reached point 1340, about eight miles from the enemy camp, at 0230 hours and bivouacked until 0530 hours. Here the Bikanir Camel Corps, Wireless Section and Transport were left under the command of Capt Ragless. The column marched on until it reached Hill 1082 and halted there at 0730 hours, and awaited a message from a reconnaissance aeroplane to be dropped. At 0800 hours the message "All was clear" was dropped and it was decided to launch the attack on the enemies position at Jifjafa from this point.
Major Scott with the attacking force to the south of Hill 1082, out of view of the Turkish position at Bir el Jifjafa, observed the enemy camp with field glasses to assess the best means to launch the attack. He had been informed by the pilot of the reconnaissance aircraft that the Turks retired to the hills when the aeroplanes flew over and returned to the camp only after the planes had passed on.
One troop under the command of Lt J. M. McDonald, 9th LHR was despatched to gallop out for about a mile west around the enemy's position and occupy a ridge north-west of the Turkish camp. Another troop under the command of Lt W. S. Pender, 9th LHR was sent out north-east, past the southern part of the enemy's works, then turn and take up a position at the northern rear of the camp.

 

1917

Friday, April 13, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day.
 

1918

Saturday, April 13, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Commanding Officer inspection at 1400.
Two Officers and 180 men proceeded to Corps hot baths Jaffa.

 

1919

Sunday, April 13, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Voluntary church services.
One mounted troop patrolled El Aslugi - Shubra el Nakhla reporting all quiet.

 


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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, 13 April

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