Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 19 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, May 19, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, May 19, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Cape Helles
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 Transport arrived and anchored about 1800 yards from the shore.
1700 Transport sailed for Lemnos without having landed any troops. Arrived 2200.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 1300 Arrived at Cape Helles. Left for Lemnos 1800. Mudros Bay 2200.
Carew Reynell Diary - Reached Cape Helles at 1300 and anchored. Watched the cannonading by warships, our own batteries and Turkish batteries all the afternoon.
Aeroplanes making reconnaissance all the afternoon. Turks fire about 40 shells at a British aeroplane which continues its reconnaissance undisturbed. About 1800 ordered back to Lemnos as two submarines have got out of Dardenelles. The Lutsow [carrying our 10th Regiment and the 2nd Brigade] at the same time left in the direction of Kape Tepe. Arrived at Lemnos before midnight a very disappointed crowd.
Friday, May 19, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Until further notice, the Regiment will not stand to arms.
The undermentioned Officers absented on the strength:Lieutenant AH Nelson sick, seniority next after Darley dated 16 April 1916.Lieutenant HS Pender sick, seniority next after Luxmoore dated 16 April 1916.Second Lieutenant KEH Pascoe sick, seniority next after Robertson dated 16 April 1916.Second Lieutenant AT Watt sick, seniority next after Pascoe dated 16 April 1916.Second Lieutenant Hardy sick, seniority next after Watt dated 16 April 1916.
Saturday, May 19, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Fukhari
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day.
Five horses - three rides and two light draughts for cart received. The weather was exceptionally bad. Khamsin blowing from the south with clouds of dust commenced early in the morning and continued right through the night.
The watering at Abasan el Kebir broke down and horses could not be watered in the afternoon.
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0330 Stood to arms. Regiment mounted reserve.
Sharp, Lieutenant RC, patrolled to 127F14, 15, and 21. He captured two Turkish prisoners with two pack mules and four water fantasis.
1800 All available men in "A", "B", and “C” Squadrons moved up to Defences Line for digging and wiring during night.
Monday, May 19, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Hannaford, Lieutenant E; Gibney, Lieutenant BE; and, 54 Other Ranks proceeded to Alexandria as escort to Turkish prisoners of war for repatriation.
Previous: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 18 May
Next: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 20 May
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, 19 May