Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 14 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Sunday, June 14, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Monday, June 14, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Per telegraph, 278 Trooper A Smith, 89th Light Horse Regiment and 440 Trooper Locke, 9th Light Horse Regiment died after admission to hospital.
Early morning heavy bombardment continued. Three men hit in
Hospital - New Zealanders. Lieutenant Colonel Miell and Captain Weik, Adjutant, 9th Light Horse Regiment returned from Mudros.
Casualties to date:Killed: One Officer and 12 Other RanksWounded: 11 Officers and 102 Other RanksMissing: Two Other RanksDied of wounds: [Two Other Ranks]Total: 12 Officers, 116 Other Ranks.Returned to duty: 30 men.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Wednesday, June 14, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Moved back to the large lake to north west corner of Square O.4.. Heredrains were dug and two mines were exploded in the bed of the lake. The column moved back at noon reaching Roadhead camp at 1700. No traces of enemy seen but an enemy aeroplane was sighted n the distance on the morning of the 13th.
The hills and dams were nearly full when reached after the recent rains - and in all were estimated to contain roughly about 8 million gallons. Practically all the water, as a result of the trenching and pumping was found later to have drained away.
Thursday, June 14, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - At 0315 “B” Squadron and one troop “A” Squadron moved out and pushed through the returning patrols thrown out by the night posts took up the four day posts. At Goz Mabruk - Goz el Basal - Point 510 Abu Shawish and Point 400 with Command Post and one troop in reserve at Goz el Geleib. The enemy was quiet throughout the night and their patrols fell back before our day posts.
At 1100 a Turkish infantryman came in unarmed and gave himself up to the patrol post at Karm. A few small shells were fired at Points 510 and 400 but no damage done. Towards evening the enemy patrols showed increased activity and on the Divisional Yeomanry on our left - withdrawing - attempted to push around one flank.
At 1830 the post withdrew through the night line which was taken over by the 10th Light Horse Regiment. The enemy were covering a large harvesting party of Bedouins in the east side of Wadi Imleih throughout the day.
Friday, June 14, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Nothing to report from Day Outpost Squadron.
Saturday, June 14, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1100, Ayliffe, Captain SH, returned from leave to Damascus.
Six Officers and 41 Other Ranks went to Divisional Equatic Sports Ismailia. There were very few competitors from 9th Light Horse Regiment. Smith, 31 Sergeant HR, won the duck hunt.
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Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 14 June