Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 25 December
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Friday, December 25, 1914
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Organising, training and equipping of troops.
See: Broadmeadows 1909
Saturday, December 25, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Alexandria, Egypt.9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Arrived Alexandria at 0730. Wharf at 1600. Disembarked by 1800. Entrained and left at 2000.
Monday, December 25, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. Royston, Brigadier General JR, addressed Brigade on work done. Chetwode, Lieutenant General Sir Philip, addressed Brigade.
Tuesday, December 25, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Suffa.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Christmas Day. Torrential rain fell all day. The wadis were in flood. AIF comforts for Brigade arrived at respective Regiments 1145. Much appreciated by all. Darley, Major TH; and, the transport drivers worked incessantly for several days to forward comforts to arrive in front line by Christmas Day. Their work was greatly handicapped by adverse weather conditions.
Wednesday, December 25, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Christmas Day. Voluntary church services were held today as follows - other denominations 0845 at Protestant Church Tripoli near American Mission. Turner, Captain Chaplain RC, officiated. Roman Catholic service at 1000 at Convent of Sisters of Charity, Tripoli. Chaplain the Reverend Woods officiated owing to Chaplain Canon Moore's absence on leave; there was no C of E service.
Excellent rations, a sunny day and pleasant surroundings, this Christmas Day contrasted very greatly with the Regiment's previous Christmas which was spent in the hills holding the line at Suffa with horses at Katra.
Parsons, Major HM; Burns, Lieutenant AG; Gibney, Lieutenant BE; Stephen, Lieutenant HH; and, nine Other Ranks returned from leave in Egypt. Twenty Other Ranks marched in from Moascar.
Thursday, December 25, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy
9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 25 December