Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 11 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Wednesday, November 11, 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. Signalling instruction begins at Signalling School, Broadmeadows Camp.See: Broadmeadows 1909
Thursday, November 11, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Canterbury Slopes
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - New Regimental Headquarters shelled. One man wounded with shrapnel in the knee.
Wounded man: 473 Private William Ernest Quirk
Saturday, November 11, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Boards of Enquiry assembled to inquire into losses of equipment etc.
Sunday, November 11, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Arak el Menshiyeh.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0500 Stevens, Lieutenant WJ, with troop C Squadron moved on Summeil and found it clear of the enemy.
The Regiment concentrated in high ground one mile north east of railway station at 0900 commenced watering in Arak el Menshiyeh village bivouacking one mile south until 1600.
Horses were off-saddled here for 4½ hours this being the first time off-saddled since 4 November 1917.
At 1600 moved to one mile south of El Faluje and bivouacked for night.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
At 0430 the Brigade stood to arms. The situation was quiet. The 10th Light Horse Regiment took over the outpost line from 9th and 8th Light Horse Regiments who on relic proceeded to water at Arak El Menshiyeh, and draw rations.
At 0500 patrols from 9th Light Horse Regiment and Brigade scouts were pushed forward from the outpost line to reconnoitre Summeil, and at 0600 occupied that place an found it clear of the enemy.
At 0730 patrols were in communication with Yeomanry Division on the right and 4th Light Horse Brigade on the left. The situation along the entire front remained quiet, and no enemy activity was observed.
At 0930 the enemy was observed in strength holding high ridge 1½ miles north east of Summeil, and they commenced shelling Summeil from a position on high ground about three miles east. Patrols reconnoitred further forward, and came under heavy rifle and machine gun fire from these positions, and also from the high ridge one mile further north. It was now seen that the enemy had reorganised and was determined to make a stand with this rear guard, 10th Light Horse Regiment was ordered to carry out active patrolling, making itself as conspicuous as possible, without becoming seriously engaged, the object to attract attention to a line then held while the remainder of the Division moved north.
At 1700 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment occupied night outpost line Arak el Menshiyeh to Summeil, linking up with the 5th Mounted Brigade on the right and 4th Light Horse Brigade on the left, and was relieved by 8th Light Horse Regiment by 2400.
Monday, November 11, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Permission received for one officer and ten Other Ranks per Regiment to proceed to Tripoli daily for purchasing. Orders issued to Squadrons for parties to proceed daily.
1800 Information received that Germany had signed the armistice at 0500 today.
Armistice to come into force at 1100.
This stupendous news was received within 3rd Light Horse Brigade very calmly. Half an hour's fireworks display from flare pistols, a few field artillery and machine gun firing. The local church bells ringing heralded the great news. The blowing of ship sirens at sea penetrated far inland.
Smith R2826 Trooper LJ, died of illness.
Tuesday, November 11, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 11 November