Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 5 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Thursday, November 5, 1914
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Morphettville Race Course Camp and Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Formation of Regiment occurring at Morphettville Race Course Camp, Adelaide, while "C" Squadron is formed at Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.See: Broadmeadows 1909
Thursday, November 4, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Spur
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry
Sunday, November 5, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Brigade Church Parade at 0900.
Monday, November 5, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Karm.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - At 0500 moved to El Imara. C Squadron moved forward and held day outpost line Pt 300 - 2 Tree Farm at Abu Shawish - 510. Relieved by B Squadron at 1500. In addition one squadron standing in lines. Watered at Karum Abu el Hiseia. At 1900 the whole Regiment moved to day outpost line and held that line during the night less the post on 300 which was taken over by 10th Light Horse Regiment.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
The role of the Australian Mounted Division in the Karm area was: -[a]. To watch the gap between Wadi Hanafish, on the right, [the left of the 20th Corps], and Karum Abu el Hiseia, on the left, [the right of the 21st Corps];[b]. Protect the rail head which was now at Karm; and,[c]. To be in readiness on the fall of the enemy's position at Tel Abu Hareira and Tel el Sheria to take up the pursuit.
At 0630 on 5th November 3rd Light Horse Brigade relieved the 6th Mounted Brigade, taking over the left sector - 550 exclusive to Karum Abu el Hiseia inclusive - of the Divisional Line. 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments held the day outpost lines, and both Regiments came under heavy shelling during the early part of the morning from the direction of Hareira.
Our infantry attack on Tel el Sheria was now developing, and a very heavy bombardment on Gaza could be heard. At about 1300 considerable enemy movement about five miles north easterly direction was observed.
On the night of 5th November, 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments held the night outpost line. The night was quiet throughout.
Tuesday, November 5, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Homs
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Information received that the following honours and awards had been granted by the Commander In Chief:
Bar to DSO, Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO.
Military Cross: McDonald, Lieutenant JM; Wastell, Lieutenant MF; and, Sharp, Lieutenant RC.
Distinguished Conduct Medal: Smyth, 902 Signaller JMN; Halliday, 1459 Signaller NC; Ferman, 255 Sergeant JL; and, Todd, 769 Corporal AH.
Military Medal: Wuchatach, 504 Staff Sergeant Major BG.
Orders received that Australian Mounted Division less 5th Light Horse Brigade would march to Tripoli in Brigade groups. 3rd Light Horse Brigade to move from present area on the 6th November 1918. Information received that an armistice had been concluded with Austria.
Wednesday, November 5, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 5 November