Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 14 November
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, November 14, 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
Sunday, November 14, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Canterbury Slopes
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry
Wednesday, November 14, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - One mile south Tel et Turmus.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Moved ½ mile north to Brigade Headquarters, rationed and at 0830 as advanced regiment to Brigade moved to Wadi Sukhreir north of Esdud. Very interesting trek crossing over Gaza Road and railway where inhabitants appeared to be very curious and pleased with British occupation.
At 1320 arrived on Wadi Sukhreir, bivouacked and watered horses in large pools in wadi. By this time the horses where just about knocked up not having had water for fifty six hours doing fast work and heavy fighting part of the time. Water was plentiful near this bivouac. The men were able to wash their clothes and bath for first time since operations commenced.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -
The brigade stood to arms at 0430 and at 0645, 14th November, 10th Light Horse Regiment established a line of observation posts from Tel et Tumus to point 248, the remainder of the Brigade concentrated and at 0830 marched to Wadi Sukhreir, north of Esdud, a distance of ten miles where there was a plentiful supply of water.
At 1300 the Brigade, less 10th Light Horse Regiment arrived at Wadi Sukhreir. The Brigade Engineers had preceded the main body, and had erected troughs in readiness for the watering of the Brigade in the fine lagoons which exist near the mouth of this Wadi. The Brigade bivouacked one mile east of Nebi Yunis, and received orders to keep in readiness to march at short notice for operations northwards. All ranks at once set about bathing and washing clothes; this was the first time since moving out for operations on 28th October 1917 that water had been found to permit of washing. On account of continued action with the enemy, rations had not been able to be kept up to all forward troops regularly. There was opportunity now for cooking and sheep were purchased by our troops from the local inhabitants and the fresh meat was appreciated. Broad bread, [brown], was also obtainable, and augmented the short issued biscuits which had been unavoidable on account of continued active operations.
Thursday, November 14, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual routine. Daily Tripoli leave party. Cleaning of equipment etc.
Friday, November 14, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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