Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 22 August
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, August 22, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, August 22, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Carew Reynell Diary - No Entry.
Tuesday, August 22, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Nabit
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Sent Patrol to Homossia.
Wednesday, August 22, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Reveille 0430. Mounted practice and Troop drill from 0600 to 0730. Hotchkiss Rifle teams paraded in the afternoon.
Thursday, August 22, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Led Horses were sent and personnel from No 3 and 4 Sub Sectors [Close Support] were collected and rejoined Regiment about 0630.
Sharp, Lieutenant RC; Wagg, Lieutenant BSW; Kildea, Lieutenant FJ; and, Lane, Lieutenant BGB, evacuated sick to hospital.
Advance party from 1st Light Horse Regiment reported at 1100 and took over Area Stores. Day was spent in cleaning area preparatory to move.
Regiment relieved by 1st Light Horse Regiment at 1930 and moved via Old Road to Talaat ed Dumm arriving at 2345. Splendid march discipline was observed throughout.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - General Officer in Command, 1st Light Horse Brigade assumed command of No. 3 and 4 sub - sectors on night of 22nd August and in completion of relief 3rd Light Horse Brigade marched to Talaat ed Dumm en route Ludd, where the Australian Mounted Division concentrated.
The Brigade arrived at Ludd on 22nd August and camped among; the olive groves there. Reinforcements, [but not sufficient to bring the Units up to establishment], came forward.
Equipment was got up to date and swords, the long straight cavalry pointing pattern, were issued to all ranks. The Cavalry or double rank drill was adopted; Cavanaugh, Major, the GSO 2 of the Division, put a class of Officers through sword drill, these Officers then became the instructors of the troops. Two imperial cavalry sergeant instructors were borrowed from the Imperial School of Instruction, Moascar, and they assisted in the instruction. The instruction which the Brigade had received at Deir el Belah during the previous February and March in the use of the bayonet as a sword now bore fruit. After a few lessons the men were passed by the Imperial Instructors as quite competent to operate against the Turkish cavalry.
Troops were exercised in shock tactics with rapid detachment of machine guns and Light Horse Regiment Hotchkiss Rifle to the flank. Up to now we had always carried 230 rounds of ammunition on the men; in view of the issue of swords this was now reduced to 180, 90 in the bandolier on the man and 90 in a second bandolier on his horse.
Intensive training was carried out throughout the Brigade until 18th September 1918.
Friday, August 22, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 22 August