Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 9 August
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Sunday, August 9, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Monday, August 9, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Bursts of fire continued in support of troops on our left.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Wednesday, August 9, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abu Dhahab
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0300 Left bivouac and joined up with 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiment at 0500.
8th Light Horse Regiment advance guard and 10th Light Horse Regiment in reserve.
The 8th Light Horse Regiment got touch with the enemy at 0600 about a mile east of Hod Hasanein and a line was taken up. The left being near El Birdieh and the right flank towards Hod ed Darkar. “C” Squadron was sent under Major McKenzie to support the right flank and later “A” Squadron still further to the right. “B” Squadron was sent to the left.
Numbers of the enemy could be seen moving in the vicinity of Bir el Abd and the position to our front was apparently strongly held.
The Inverness Battery came into action and the Turkish artillery replied vigorously causing casualties amongst the horses.
One troop of “B” Squadron was sent to gain touch with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade on our left - who were advancing against Bir el Abd and went to the right near El Birdieh.
“A” Squadron on the right of the line pushed energetically forward but were held up opposite a very steep redoubt and were unable to advance.
About 1800 the enemy attacked on the right flank but were driven back. During this fighting Lieutenant GO Robertson, “C” Squadron who was doing splendid work, was mortally wounded.
Regiment relieved by the 10th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Hasanein for water and rations.
Our casualties for the day were Lieutenant GO Robertson mortally wounded, three Other Ranks killed, ten Other Ranks wounded and four Other Ranks taken prisoner.
Thursday, August 9, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Marakeb
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - half day holiday for the 6th Mounted Brigade sports.
Friday, August 9, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Madhbeh
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - General Officer in Command Brigade sent letter of congratulation on work carried out by McDonald, Lieutenant JM.
2030 Lane, Lieutenant BGB, moved out with special patrol to reconnoitre between Sq W12 central and X7 central and report on enemy positions and works and nature of country.
Personnel of patrol:
Gandy, 856 Sergeant H;
Fry, 410 Trooper T;
Shipway, 1803 Trooper WL;
Rees, 1504 Lance Corporal CAP;
Claridge, 1184 Trooper WJ; and,
Forrest, 2996 Trooper TW.
Saturday, August 9, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - SS Oxfordshire
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine.
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