Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 5 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Friday, June 5, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Saturday, June 5, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0255 Five volunteers left the trenches and repeated the bombing of the previous night. No casualties. Attempt successful.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Auckland Mounted Rifles relieved 8th Light Horse Regiment in trenches. Casualties: 8th Light Horse Regiment, one wounded; 9th Light Horse Regiment, one wounded.
0300 Bombs and general attack to divert fire from Quinn's Post which was retaken but lost again owing to cross machine gun fire after daylight. One man Campland, Machine Gunner, was killed with shrapnel in our trenches. Very hot fire was drawn.
Carew Reynell Diary - this is the second day we have revelled in a complete loaf in this pretty little glen by the sea. The trenches are only a thousand yards or so from the beach up on top of the high cliffs behind us so of course we hear all that goes on. Last night we had an open air concert and from where I sat I could see a glorious sunset over an island just to the north of Imbros. The concert was very good - it was rather quaint to see a half bearded ruffian stand up and sing a sentimental song to a lot of other dishevelled ruffians, with a lively obbligato of musketry from above. We have a lot of very fine voices. church parade this morning. Have just delivered a very serious and fatherly talk to the officers. Poor devils are an incompetent lot but we must aim at the impossible, good officers with little training, or else we shan't get anywhere.
Monday, June 5, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine Patrol and Training work carried out.
Tuesday, June 5, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Um Urgan
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day. Regimental camp at Rafa cleaned up.
Surplus gear was sent to Base Regimental Stores, Gizeh.
Wednesday, June 5, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Masson, Lieutenant GG, with “C” Squadron Patrol after slight opposition from enemy snipers patrolled to Tel el Truny and remained in observation there all day.
Propaganda left there by the enemy intended for our patrol, on being translated contained the following information: "Indian Troops are Mohammedans, so are we; therefore we should not be fighting against each other. Come and join us."
Thursday, June 5, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0900, seven Other Ranks proceeded on leave to Jerusalem.
1100, ten Other Ranks proceeded on leave to Cairo.
Competitors for 3rd Light Horse Brigade sports in equestrian events leave with their mounts to Zagazig.
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9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 5 June