Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 21 July
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, July 21, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, July 21, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Issued with additional 3.7 mortar which is installed.
Two acetylene search lights installed, one on Bully Beef Sap to light salient in front of No. 1 Post, the other at head of Secret Sap to light between main fire trench and cliff.
9th Light Horse Regiment, six wounded, all by bombs.
Wellington Mounted Rifles, one wounded.
Reporting for duty:
Brigade Headquarters, 1;
9th Light Horse Regiment, 2;
10th Light Horse Regiment, 2.
Special Operations Order No. 9 issued with special instructions by GOC New Zealand and Australian Division in view of probable attack at any moment. Special precautions have been taken in every possible way to provide for every contingency but the personnel of Regiments is rapidly decreasing from overwork and sickness. This has been represented to higher authority.
The Brigadier, Brigade Majors of 5, 8, 9 and 10th Light Horse Regiments were taken by destroyer to view the left flank toward Amafarta and Chocolate Hills. Enemy is daily strengthening all positions and installing new guns and machine guns. Enemy has two trench mortars which are very active and cause casualties regularly.
Summarising eight weeks in regular occupation of trenches, a vast amount of good work has been carried out. Daily sapping and road work by regiments continuously. A good rest is urgently needed.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Friday, July 21, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine Patrol and Outpost Work. Training in musketry and mounted work.
Owing to shortage of drinking water the ration is reduced to one gallon per head.
Regiment inspected by the General Officer Commanding Brigade (Brigadier General Antill) after having been turned out at 0830 on a Practice Alarm.
Saturday, July 21, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Legate, Captain Chaplain RM, marched in and is attached to the Regiment.
Received order from Brigade Headquarters. Intention - to move to the beach in vicinity of Tel el Marakeb on the 22nd July 1917 on being relieved by the Yeomanry Mounted Division.
Sunday, July 21, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Madhbeh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - “A” Squadron moved out to Abu Tellul to take up counter attack position remaining there dismounted strength, five Officers and 63 Other Ranks.
The lead horses at Wadi Nueiameh Sq 127 C7a.
Strength one Officer, 42 Other Ranks, 120 animals.
Monday, July 21, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - SS Oxfordshire
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 2000 Concert on boat deck forward.
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