Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 5 September
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Saturday, September 5, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Sunday, September 5, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Hill
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Digging new trench and cleaning up the trenches and bivouacs which were left in an unsanitary condition by New Zealanders.
Collected 60 rifles and bayonets left on hill by New Zealanders.
All quiet on the front except shots from snipers and a few shrapnel shells burst on the top of hill.
Our men are using the periscope rifles and have kept down the fire of the enemy's snipers.
9th Light Horse Regiment Routine Order No. 5
Para 161. Periscopes and periscope rifles will be evenly distributed amongst all posts and kept fully employed on likely targets in order to accustom the men to their use. Periscope rifles will be taken out of the trench at night time and stowed behind and brought into use again at dawn.
17. Table Top Post. Lieutenant Ragless will supply 1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal and 4 men and the Suffolks 7 men to relieve the post on Table Top. This party will parade at 1000 tomorrow.
18. Diggers. A party of 25 diggers will be supplied by the OC Suffolks to parade at 2000 to report to CO Engineers for duty. they will be relieved at 2400. Another party of 12 men will be furnished by OC Suffolks to report to Captain Siekmann at No. 3 Post at 2000 to dig trench.
Tuesday, September 5, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Nabit
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Carrying out Routine Work.
On alternate days, one Squadron takes over line of Outposts running from Bayed to Bada and thus connecting with the Imperial Camel Corps on right and New Zealand Mounted Rifles on left.
Wednesday, September 5, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Morning. A and “B” Squadrons and Headquarters on rifle range. Practice 300 yards rapid and application.
One Other Rank marched out to Anzac Provost Corps.
One Other Rank marched in from Anzac Provost Corps.
Williams, Captain H, reported back from Alexandria leave.
Thursday, September 5, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ludd area
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Training as per syllabus.
Eighteen Other Ranks admitted to hospital.
The intensive training and long hours are greatly affecting men in debilitated condition. A large proportion being evacuated to hospital. This was regrettable as all ranks were taking the keenest interest in the new drill and swordsmanship classes.
During afternoon 120 Other Ranks were disinfected and had hot bath at Sarafand el Harab.
Friday, September 5, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.
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