Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 16 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, May 16, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, May 16, 19159th Light Horse Regiment Location - Cairo
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Entrained for Alexandria with 25 Officers and 454 Other Ranks. All horses and transport left at Heliopolis under Veterinary Officer with 30 Other Ranks of Regiment. The 1st Reinforcements less 20 men were absorbed as were also 50% of the 2nd Reinforcements. The balance of these together with the 3rd Reinforcement and 4th Reinforcements and sick of the Regiment were left at Heliopolis as a Regimental Depot.
One Other Rank and three storemen were left at the Ordnance Base, Alexandria. Saddlery removed at Heliopolis and kit bags were taken to Alexandria and stored. The Regiment embarked from Bunkers Quay on Transport X2 by 1800.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 0430 Arrived at Alexandria. Embarked Minominee [X2].
Headquarters, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Signalling Troop, B Train, Field Ambulance and other details.
In all, 91 Officers 1,461 Other Ranks = 1,552 men and 3 interpreters.
Carew Reynell Diary - Train left at 0120 arriving Alexandria at 0730 on 16 May.
We were not allowed to embark until about 1500 or 1600 so sat on the wharf most of the day.
The ship didn't leave till about 0400 on 17 May.
It was decided at the last to bring bicycles and officers' sleeping valises but half expect to lose both.
Monday, May 15, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Wednesday, May 16, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - “C” Squadron marched in from El Gamli at 1300 being relieved by “A” Squadron from the 10th Light Horse Regiment.
At 1400 Chauvel, Major General Sir HG, KCMG, CB [Anzac Mounted Division] and Hodgson, Major General W, CMG, OB [Division Commander] inspected the Brigade. [Column commander] Chauvel, Major General Sir HG, KCMG, CB, expressed his appreciation of the work done by the Regiment in polishing up bits, spurs and stirrup irons and cleanliness of the camp.
Thursday, May 16, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Quiet day with the usual wiring and digging parties.
Reserve trenches now called Inner Bridgehead Defences now being constructed by parties from 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments under direct supervision of Daly, Major TJ.
Friday, May 16, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0900 Regiment less transport and escort of one Non Commissioned Officer and eight Other Ranks moved to Tel el Kebir. Mounted Squadron B proceeded by road.
1300 A and “C” Squadrons, dismounted, entrained at ASC siding.
Commanding Officer and Adjutant proceeded by motor car. 1630 Arrived at Tel el Kebir and bivouacked.
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