Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 28 December
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Monday, December 28, 1914
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Organising, training and equipping of troops.
See: Broadmeadows 1909
Tuesday, December 28, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Heliopolis, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Received instructions to absorb all the reinforcements of 9th Light Horse Regiment, also that 4th Light Horse Brigade would probably be reformed and that D Squadron was to be kept separate. Drafted reinforcements to Squadrons.
Total parade state shows:
29 Officers, 31 Sergeants, 802 Other Ranks, Total 862
Of this number the strength of D Squadron is:6 Officers, 6 Sergeants, 101 Other Ranks, Total 113
Thursday, December 28, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Masaid, Sinai
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. Scroop, 1601 Lance Corporal PG, died of wounds.
Friday, December 28, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Balin, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Holding and consolidating line. One Squadron 8th Light Horse Regiment attached and used for consolidating support line.
At 0600 Wagg, Lieutenant BSW, with a strong patrol, reached Sq O1a without opposition. C Squadron sent a patrol to J6 central.
At 1200 Wagg, Lieutenant BSW, with his patrol entered Khurbetha Ibn Harith and found it had been evacuated by enemy during night.
1630 One officer and two troops from each Squadron under Siekmann, Major TA, moved and occupied line F25 central to Z30 central both inclusive. Line occupied by 1900.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - At 0600 strong patrols pushed out and at 1100 discovered Khurbetha Ibn Harith clear of enemy. Small enemy posts were located at Khirbit el Meidan. The country in which the Brigade was now operating was extremely high, rough and rocky and transport difficulties were increased. Camels were used and found to be very unsatisfactory over the high and rocky hills, and very slow in movement; their feet were cut on the rocks and their further use off the tracks was forbidden. Improvisations were made in places and wheeled transport was able to be brought forward to Units Headquarters. Parties from the local villages assisted in this work, receiving from three to seven Egyptian Pounds per day, according to working capacity. There was little enemy activity with the exception of occasional sniping throughout the day and night.
Saturday, December 28, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Eighty cases of Christmas of AIF Comforts arrived. Parsons, Major HM, Luxmoore, Captain EM; and, Shaw, Lieutenant OJ, proceeded to motor to Besherri for two days.
Sunday, December 28, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 28 December