Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 11 August
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, August 11, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, August 11, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The general action, after four days slackened and both sides strengthened defences. Our casualties for 4 days were Lieutenant Colonel Miell and 7 Other Ranks killed, 2 Officers and 26 Other Ranks wounded. Total 36.
Killed in action:
1523 Private Henry James Carroll, 28
361 Squadron Sergeant Major William Edward Harvey, 39
143 Lance Corporal Alexander King, 41
Lieutenant Colonel Albert Miell, 44
62 Lance Corporal George Southwell Seager, 19
746A Private Fredrick Joseph Smith, 20
367 Corporal Jeffery Travers, 21
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Friday, August 11, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Hasanein
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0400 “A” Squadron passed through outposts towards enemy positions but meeting heavy fire Regiment fell back onto outpost line. Numbers of Turksd seen moving in redoubts and towards Bir el Abd.
0600 Enemy aeroplane flew overhead and dropped several bombs, one dropping close to “C” Squadron horses. After circling round it attacked one of our planes which was brought to the ground.
1900 Remained on line until 1900 when 8th Light Horse took over post and Regiment returned to Abu Dhahab for night.
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Marakeb
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Finals of Boxing Tournament.
Smith, Lieutenant PT, left for Cavalry Course, Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun.
Brigadier, Maygar, Lieutenant Colonel LC, VC DSO, inspected the Regiment in lines.
Sunday, August 11, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bluff
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0330, Regiment stood to arms. Everything quiet. Posts report all clear.
0700, Heavy machine gun fire on our aeroplane fired from direction of El Baghalat.
0700 - 0745 Our artillery shelled enemy positions on Bakr Ridge and El Baghalat.
0930 - 1030 Enemy artillery fired 26 77mm HE on Sq X8a occupied by reserve Squadron. [“A” Squadron] Moore, 1579 Lance Corporal JP, was slightly wounded but not evacuated and no other damage done.
Patrol of 30 men observed in Sq W16 grazing horses. This was reported to our heavy batteries and fire brought to bear on them. They moved later north west into the hills.
Luxmoore, Captain EM, [sick] evacuated to hospital.
Monday, August 11, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0900 Regiment paraded near back entrance of Adelaide Main Station for inspection by the State Commandant [Antill, Brigadier General JM] who expressed appreciation of appearance and steadiness of the unit.
0930 Marched through streets of Adelaide by way of King William Street, Grenfell Street, Pultney Street, Rundle Street and then down to the train through the back entrance of the Adelaide Station. The populace was very enthusiastic and cheerful.
Entrained for Keswick where finalisation effected. On arrival at Keswick Barracks the Regiment formed close mass and was formally dismissed by the Acting CO, Brinkworth, Major TA.
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