Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 12 August
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Wednesday, August 12, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Thursday, August 12, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Saturday, August 12, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Abu Dahad
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0400, Left camp and marched to Hasanien and were told enemy had evacuated redoubt during night and had fallen back.
Passed through 8th Light Horse at 0600 and followed up pursuit to a point about 8 miles south west of Salmana. Enemy could be seen moving on hills to the east.
At 1400 the Regiment took up a position on the high sand ridge overlooking Salmana and the Inverness Battery shelled the hod and surrounding hills. Enemy replied with high explosives and shrapnel - about 100 shells falling in our positions. Luckily no casualties occurred.
Colonel JR Royston, CMG, DSO, took over command of Brigade from General Antill.
At 1900 Regiment returned to Hod Hasanien for the night.
Men and horses very tired having been constantly on the go since 4th instant.
Sunday, August 12, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Marakeb
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0800 Church Parade.
For the purpose of reference the map area is defined as follows: On the north - the sea. East - the Turkish lines. West - a line running from the south along the Egyptian frontier until it meets a line north and south through small gully just west of El Fukhari [Square Y28a Sheet Rafa], thence by the north south line until southern Khan Yunis - Gaza border is reached - thence a line to north east of Tel el Marakeb. The western boundary defined above is the eastern boundary of the Palestine line of control.
Monday, August 12, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bluff
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Cruddas, Lieutenant GF; and, two Other Ranks proceeded on short leave to Egypt. Shaw, Lieutenant OJ, returned from short leave in Egypt.
Regimental Order No 8 issued.
2000, Heavy bombardment observed north west which proved to be 60th Division carrying out a trench raid.
Tuesday, August 12, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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