Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 6 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, June 6, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, June 6, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walker's Hill
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 0300 Attempted to induce Turks to expend more ammunition. Some ten men from 9th Light Horse Regiment went out and threw bombs. Rifle fire and maxims but no volume.
Inspection of Officers and supplies.
State today with 4th Reinforcements: 8th Light Horse Regiment, 25 Officers 470 Other Ranks; 9th Light Horse Regiment, 22 Officers 460 Other Ranks; 10th Light Horse Regiment, 17 Officers, 470 Other Ranks. Others, Signals, 1 Officer, 34 Other Ranks; Headquarters, 5 Officers, 24 Other Ranks; Field Ambulance, 5 Officers, 70 Other Ranks; Train 2 Officers, 23 Other Ranks.
One Squadron Wellington Mounted Rifles inlying piquet to strengthen post at night.
Interpreter, Adolph Pearlman to New Zealand and Australian Division Headquarters.
Casualties: 8th Light Horse Regiment, one wounded; 9th Light Horse Regiment, one wounded.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Tuesday, June 6, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine Patrol and Training work carried out.
Wednesday, June 6, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Um Urgan
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Brigade Operation Orders received for intention to capture enemy patrol known to visit the vicinity of Karm.
Regimental Operation Order 23 received.
Linacre, Lieutenant FJ; and, 40 Other Ranks selected from the three Squadrons are to ride out and hidden near Karm during night of 7th June 1917. Siekmann, Major TA, commanding “B” Squadron bringing in the parties led horses.
The Brigade, less fatigues, 9th Light Horse Regiment moved out at 2400 and was to occupy the line 550 north of Im Siri - Beit Abu Taha - El Buggar
Thursday, June 6, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Wastell, Lieutenant MF, with “C” Squadron patrol occupied Tel el Truny without opposition but shortly after was fired on from a party of enemy occupying Tel el Rishem.
1000 Patrol of eight Turks moved from Tel el Rishem towards Tel el Truny but were driven back buy a small patrol in charge of Wuchatsch, 504 Sergeant BG, sent out from the main Truny patrol. Situation on remainder of front very quiet. Slight enemy movement observed around Tel el Truny.
1400 Taking advantage of favourable wind Wastell, Lieutenant MF, burnt the dry scrub and grass in the vicinity of Tel el Truny. The fire progressed well up the Wadi Auja into enemy territory, dislodging an enemy patrol of eight who were lying concealed 1/2 mile north east of Tel el Truny.
1600 The wind suddenly changed causing a large area in rear of patrols observation posts to take fire. The whole patrol was forced to withdraw to Wick Post. The fire burnt itself out about 2200, after having cleared a big area of what had previously been difficult country for our patrols to watch.
Friday, June 6, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - First heats run off at Zagazig run off in connection with 3rd Light Horse Brigade sports with several entries from 9th Light Horse Regiment still left in the running.
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