Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 24 September
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Thursday, September 24, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Friday, September 24, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Hill
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.
Sunday, September 24, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Hod Amara
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine work. Usual outposts, escorts, etc.
Monday, September 24, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Um Urgan
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Rouse 0345. The Regiment with subsection of the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron and Field Ambulance attached moved out of bivouac 0500.
Watered at Um Urgan then moved in the following order. Advanced guard, “A” Squadron then main body, Commanding Officer and staff, “B” Squadron, Regimental Headquarters, Machine Gun subsection, “C” Squadron, and field ambulance. One troop “B” Squadron left flank guard and one troop “C” Squadron right flank guard.
One troop of enemy cavalry, on our advance, retired from El Buggar to Hill 840 in direction of Beersheba.
At 0945 advance guard were on the north bank of Wadi Saba. “B” Squadron moved to the left and occupied point 840 on Wadi Saba without resistance. The remainder of the Regiment moved across Wadi Saba.
Regimental headquarters command post was established at a point one mile north east of Point 860.
“A” Squadron took up the line Point 970 to second A in Arab joining up with the right flank post of “B” Squadron thereby completing the line to be held by the Regiment by 1045. Very little enemy movement observed during the day.
1500 Orders received from Brigade to withdraw at 1530. “A” Squadron of Westminster Dragoons relieved “B” Squadron at 1515. At 1545 Regimental Headquarters and “C” Squadron, Machine Gun subsection and Field Ambulance withdrew to high ground north of Wadi Saba and took up position to cover retirement of “A” Squadron.
With a small gun, the enemy was shelling the wadi crossing with high explosive shell.
By 1615 “A” Squadron had withdrawn to north bank of Wadi Saba along with “A” Squadron of Westminster Dragoons. The line running from one mile east of R in el Buggar through B in Khebeira to Wadi Saba was taken up and held for half an hour when the Regiment commenced to withdraw at 1715 to bivouac.
Watered at Um Urgan and arrived at bivouac at 2100.
Barker, Lieutenant AS; and, 18 Other Ranks left for Port Said Rest Camp.
Tuesday, September 24, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Affule
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - In bivouac. Supplied several local working parties.
Bleechmore, Major C, with 60 men from Regiment watered another 4,000 prisoners and supplied escort until relieved by 11th Light Horse Regiment.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - The 8th Light Horse Regiment pushed out patrols to Ailut, and Beit Lahm, and reported all clear.
The 10th Light Horse Regiment escorted 4,000 more prisoners from Shutta to Afule after which the Regiment withdrew from the line Shutta - Zerin which was then taken over by the 5th Light Horse Brigade, and came into bivouac near Brigade Headquarters. Orders were issued for the 8th Light Horse Regiment to send one squadron from Nazareth at dawn the next day to reconnoitre Tiberias.
Wednesday, September 24, 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, 24 September