Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 17 March
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, March 17, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, March 17, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mena Camp, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The "Armadale" with A Squadron arrived and disembarked. A Squadron arrived at Mena Camp during night. Ammunition sent to Ordnance, Alexandria.
Carew Reynell Diary - I took out half of each the 9th and 10th Regiments dismounted to represent a skeleton army for a divisional scheme. The scheme was practically a rehearsal of what has since happened at the Dardenelles - viz. a landing in the face of the enemy and then attacking him.
Friday, March 17, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Serapeum, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Saturday, March 17, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Abu Shannar, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. The General Officer in Command Brigade inspected the camp at 1100.
Sunday, March 17, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Deir el Belah, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade. Beale, Captain JCM, Australian Army Medical Corps, reported back from Moascar.
Monday, March 17, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Remainder of 8th Light Horse Regiment ordered to proceed dismounted to Zagazig. 9th Light Horse Regiment to be ready to move out at short notice.
1000 Orders received that 9th Light Horse Regiment [less mounted squadron] 150 strong, 76 all ranks A Squadron, 74 all ranks C Squadron would entrain for Zagazig at 1100. Hurried preparations were made and at 1115, 13 Officers, 128 Other Ranks, 9th Light Horse Regiment and remainder of 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments, entrained at Moascar on construction train. Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO commanded train. Mounted squadron and rear parties were left behind.
After the dull routine of Moascar camp life all ranks were keen for a bit of excitement.
The Regiments arrived at Abu Hamad without incident. At kilo 46 railway line and telegraph wires had been destroyed. Gangs immediately set to work to repair breaks. Four Officers and 50 Other Ranks, B Squadron, marched back from here to Abu Hamad as reports received stated that the Christians there were in danger.
At 1930 break in railway and main telegraph line repaired and train proceeded towards Zagazig. Edgerley, Lieutenant; and, 14 Other Ranks, C Squadron, were left to guard the canal bridge at kilo 46.
The Regiments arrived at Zagazig without incident at 2100. Disentrained and bivouacked near Supply Depot. Twelve Other Ranks sent back as train guard to Moascar.
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Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 17 March