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Saturday, 10 May 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 10 May
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 10 May

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, May 10, 1914

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

 

1915

Monday, May 10, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.

 

1916

Wednesday, May 10, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Thursday, May 10, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Horses grazed after watering parade morning and afternoon. The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. Inspection by General Officer in Command Royston, Brigadier General JR, DSO, of all reinforcements who have joined the Regiment since April 25 1917.
“B” Squadron move out at 1600 to relieve “A” Squadron at El Gamli and continue digging under orders of Commanding Officer 10th Light Horse Regiment.
Detail camp and dump at Deir el Belah cleared up, the dump removed to Rafa and all fit horses and men sent to the Regiment.
 

1918

Friday, May 10, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Large parties were working day and night wiring and entrenching front line, counter attack and reserve positions.

 

1919

Saturday, May 10, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0830, thirty four Other Ranks marched out to A Detail Moascar for per cent United Kingdom leave.

 


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Sources:

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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, 10 May

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 11:15 AM EADT
Friday, 9 May 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 9 May
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 9 May

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, May 9, 1914

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

 

1915

Sunday, May 9, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  The Machine Gun Section less riding horses left camp en route for Dardenelles brigaded under Captain Hastings.

Carew Reynell Diary - On 9 May at 0300 the 1st Brigade marched out dismounted to proceed to Dardenelles and in the afternoon the Machine Gun Sections of our Brigade left too also dismounted.

 

1916

Tuesday, May 9, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Wednesday, May 9, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Gas helmets of "B" and “C” Squadrons sent to Brigade Headquarters for spraying.
One hundred all ranks proceeded to washing and bathing area to bathe and wash clothes.
Thirteen Remounts allotted.
“A” Squadron returned to camp from El Gamli at 1830.
19 Reinforcements marched in from Moascar and were allotted.
Pascoe, Lieutenant WEH, released from hospital. [Wounded April 19th, 1917]
 

1918

Thursday, May 9, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1500 Orders were received to take over the whole of the Auja Bridgehead defences.
By 1730 this was completed. “A” Squadron held from 113J18c.7.3 to 127O13b.1.9. “B” Squadron from 127O7d.3.3 to 127O7a.9.9 with three troops. Two machine guns with one troop in counter attack position 127O7a.9.2 “C” Squadron with two troops and one extra Hotchkiss Rifle held from 113J6d.7.9 to 113Z30c.1.1. Remaining two troops of “C” Squadron were in counter attack position in 127O7c.7.8. Regimental Headquarters was established in 127O7c.4.5.
Orders received were to the affect that the Auja Bridgehead defences would be held by one Regiment. Remaining two Regiments were to form Divisional Reserve. All patrols in future to be supplied by these two Regiments.

 

1919

Friday, May 9, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No 4 Post Zagazig - Abu el Akdar line has been taken over by Ghurkhas.
Personnel on relief reported at Brigade Headquarters for four days rest then to be used to relieve other posts that will be given four days rest at Brigade Headquarters in turn.
Ten per cent United Kingdom leave personnel concentrating at Regimental Headquarters.

 


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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, 9 May

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 11:16 AM EADT
Thursday, 8 May 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 8 May
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 8 May

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, May 8, 1914

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

 

1915

Saturday, May 8, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No Entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - On 8 May Colonel Hughes offered our Brigade for service as a dismounted unit.

 

1916

Monday, May 8, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - In furure the Regiment will parade mounted during "Stand to Arms" and move clear of the camp.

 

1917

Tuesday, May 8, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Party of 50 all ranks attended gas demonstration.
150 all ranks attended washing parade at water troughs.
Thirteen Remounts were secured from Brigade and were allotted.
“A” Squadron moved out at 1630 to El Gamli reporting to the Commanding Officer of the 10th Light Horse Regiment for digging.
 

1918

Wednesday, May 8, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - From 0430 to 0800 desultory enemy shelling with small calibre high explosive shells onto Regiment's sector. No damage done.
Usual day and night patrols were sent out. Very little enemy movement during the day. Large parties working trenching and wiring during day and night.
Fifty two reinforcements marched in.

 

1919

Thursday, May 8, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Aikman, Lieutenant GE, and his post, No 4 cabin, Zagazig railway station reduced to one Officer and 28 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, 8 May

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 11:17 AM EADT
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 7 May
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 7 May

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, May 7, 1914

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

 

1915

Friday, May 7, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No Entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.

 

1916

Sunday, May 7, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Inlying Picquet increased from 25 to 50 Other Ranks to mount at 2000 in their redoubts duty to east of camp.

 

1917

Monday, May 7, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir el Esani
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment moved off for the most western Hill 630, arriving there at 0300 where Brigade Headquarters were established.
9th Light Horse Regiment provided the Column Guard [Daly, Major TJ, advance column guard] from Tel Esani to Hill 630, the Brigade then deployed, two Squadrons from the 8th Light Horse Regiment forming line on the right with one Squadron in reserve, "A" and “B” Squadrons in line forming the left of the Brigade line, “C” Squadron in reserve, advance was then continued on a bearing of 45 degrees.
El Buggar was reached as day was breaking. A heavy morning fog made observation extremely difficult. Numerous enemy patrols were seen and fired on but no resistance was encountered, the enemy patrols falling back as we advanced.
At 0800 the Regiment was ordered to hold a ridge about one mile north west of El Buggar and order the withdrawal of the remainder of the Brigade.
El Gamli was reached at 1100 and horses were watered and fed. The Brigade moved off at 1230 reaching Abasan el Kebir at 1430 and went into bivouac ¾ mile from the water troughs.
 

1918

Tuesday, May 7, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Small enemy movement observed along foothill - three miles east of our position.
Orders issued to Squadrons that three men per troop including farriers would remain with the horses returning to their Squadrons at 1800 each evening. During the day and night large parties engaged in digging and wiring defences.
0740 Nine enemy small calibre high explosive shells were dropped in 9th Light Horse Regiment sector doing no damage. Usual day and night patrols sent out. Harris, 270 Sergeant S, died of illness.

 

1919

Wednesday, May 7, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - One mounted troop patrolled to Ghazalet - El Khis and El Ghar reporting all normal.

 


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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, 7 May

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 11:18 AM EADT
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 6 May
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 6 May

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, May 6, 1914

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

 

1915

Thursday, May 6, 1915

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

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  No Entry.

Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.

 

1916

Saturday, May 6, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.

 

1917

Sunday, May 6, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Khan Yunis
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade at 1000.
At 1415 the Regiment moved out from Khan Yunis bivouac for an attack on El Buggar at 0400 on 7th May 1917 as part of the Brigade.
Brigade reached Bir el Esani at 2300 and rested for one hour, moving off at 2400.
 

1918

Monday, May 6, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Stood to arms at 0345.
A patrol, one troop in strength, moved out at 0400 with orders to patrol to the east to as near the foothills as possible. This patrol moved out about two miles when they were held up by enemy fire. A line of observation posts was put out and the patrol returned to led horses at dark 1900.
1800 Two patrols moved out and remained in position all night.
2200 Information received that the enemy had attacked the 5th Mounted Brigade west of the Jordan River. Regiment stood to arms until 0100 when information was received that situation had cleared.

 

1919

Tuesday, May 6, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Daily routine.

 


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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, 6 May

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 11:19 AM EADT

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