Topic: AIF - 3B - 8 LHR
8th LHR, AIF
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Routine Order No. 590, 19 June 1916
8th LHR Routine Order No 590, 19 June 1916
1. Duties (Routine)
Reporting to Sergeant Cook at 0445:
Water Picquet - 3 men from "B" Squadron parading at 1800.
Pipeline Picquet - Section from "A" Squadron reporting at 0830.
Quarter Guard - 1 NCO and 3 men from "B" Squadron parading at 1800.
QMS's Fatigue - 1 NCO and 10 men from "A" Squadron reporting at 0730.
Supply Fatigue - 4 men reporting to Sergeant Fuzzard at Supply Depot at 0430 from "A" Squadron.
Escorts - From "B" Squadron, 3 men at 0400, 2 men at 0415, 4 men at 0430 and 6 men at 0500.
2. Complimentary Extract from RO 502 by Brigadier General Antill.
The following communication has been received from General Headquarters:
The Commander in Chief has received with interest the full report on the recent operation in the Munksheib and has been able to appreciate more fully the work done.
He considers that this operation could not have been better planned, organised and carried out. It reflects the greatest credit on Brigadier Antill, Lieutenant Colonel Todd and all ranks.
He is particularly struck with the splendid way the men worked. Their discipline and endurance stood the test extremely well.
Altogether in this Brigade and its attached troops he considers that he has troops he can rely on.
This RO concentrates upon the routine requirements of maintaining the line at Serapeum. It also notes the earlier reconnaissance to Wadi el Munksheib in which the 8th Light Horse Regiment played a notable role in March 1915.
See: Reconnaissance to Munksheib by Captain Wearne, 8th Light Horse Regiment
8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Routine Order No. 590, 19 June 1916