Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
Apart from the War Diary which presents a reflected view of Regimental history, one of the best sources of understanding the immediate challenges facing a regiment is to be found in the Routine Orders. They are a wealth of detail. Over the following weeks, the Routine Orders for the 10th Light Horse Regiment will be posted. They are an almost complete collection from commencement as 7th Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron to reformation as the 10th Light Horse Regiment. It tells the story of the regiment in a way never touched by a unit history. What is revealed is the day to day lives faced by the men in the Regiment. It lists the highs and lows but in so doing, is the history of the common man.
This Routine Order is filled with new enlistees and men who finally joined the ranks after arriving from country centres. Additionally there are many promotions within the ranks and the appointment of Captain Scott. Two names stand out immediately: that of the newly promoted Trooper and now 132 Acting Corporal Leopold James Cecil Roskams; and, formerly Trooper and now 109 Acting Corporal Basil Middleton Fenwick, both of whom died at the Nek during that fateful charge, 7 August 1915.
In addition to the recruits, there is a list of men who were discharged for medical reasons and for their own personal reasons.
Major Love was scheduled to deliver a lecture on "Outposts" at the Officers' Mess Room.
Citation: 10th LHR Routine Order No 7, 5 November 1914