Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 17 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Sunday, May 17, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Monday, May 17, 19159th Light Horse Regiment Location - Alexandria
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Transport X2 sailed 0500.
3rd Light Horse Brigade Details Routine Orders No. 2
5. Native Syces. All orders to the native syces are to be issued to their Jemadar. In case of any misunderstanding the head Jemadar is always available at Brigade Headquarters. Non commissioned officers and men are especially warned not to ill treat these natives. Latrine accommodation for the natives will be supplied as soon as possible.
6. Reinforcements - 4th Reinforcements, 99th Light Horse Regiment 15 men.
7. Extract from General Order No. 20 - Discipline - The attention of the GOC has been drawn to cases in which officers have been consorting with NCOs and men in hotels, in the street, and other places. Such a practice is contrary to the regulations and customs of the service and is entirely subversive to discipline, and the GOC will hold Commanding Officers responsible that it is put a stop to. All ranks should be reminded that a strict observance of the proper relationship between officers and men reflects credit on a private soldier and his regiment, as much as on the Officers.
Carew Reynell Diary - There is every comfort for the majority of officers on this transport as she is a passenger boat but the men are terribly crowded as there are so many more than she is meant to carry.
We have our Regiment, the 8th Regiment, Brigade Headquarters, Royal Engineers, New Zealand dismounted Light Horse and a collection of various details most of whom are wounded men who have recovered and are returning.
Altogether 1700 men, 90 Officers and ships crew.
We have a guard posted on the upper deck day and night for aeroplane or submarine but at night they couldn't see 50 yards anyway - there is no moon.
Wednesday, May 17, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead, Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
Thursday, May 17, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Fukhari
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day.
Hotchkiss Rifle teams paraded from 0800 to 1000 and 1200 to 1500 for instructions under Farmer, Lieutenant MO.
Signallers training same hours.
Daily parade for junior Non Commissioned Officers commenced from 1400 to 1500.
Friday, May 17, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0700 Two deserters, Turks, surrendered to “B” Squadron.
1800 Relieved by 10th Light Horse Regiment. Regiment moved by squadrons to led horses bivouac west of Jordan River. Orders received to supply daily two, day patrols, each strength of one troop and two night patrols each strength one Officer and nine Other Ranks.
2030 Brigade issued orders for practice turnout, the Regiment parading mounted in fighting order within 36 minutes.
Saturday, May 17, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0900 Took over camping ground lately occupied by 3rd Ghurkhas, 400 yards north of Tel el Kebir Railway Station.
1730 Transport and escort arrive.
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Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 17 May