Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 21 May
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Thursday, May 21, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Friday, May 21, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Lemnos then Anzac Cove
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 Headquarters, A and “B” Squadrons embarked in destroyer Scourge and left for Kaba Tepe. “C” Squadron embarked on Scorpion and followed. Machine Guns remained on board the transport.
1600 Transhipped from destroyers on to boats about 300 yards from the shore. Landing then carried out under shrapnel fire - no casualties. Regiment bivouacked in gully.
(Note: This reference to the 9th LHR MG is somewhat confusing when the entry of the 9th May outlines that the machine gunners had embarked with the 3rd LH bde that day. Just what or who these machine gunners were is a bit of a mystery. It is unlikely that the 9th gunners would have been evacuated to Mundros before this date and maybe these machine gunners referred to were reinforcements.)
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Arrived and disembarked. Attached to New Zealand Brigade.
Light Horse Gully.
9th Light Horse Regiment relieved New Zealanders in trenches, Walker's Hill.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Sunday, May 21, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine work. Training including musketry, bayonet fighting and mounted work. Swimming Parade to Canal, 1 Squadron daily.
Monday, May 21, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Marakeb
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The Regiment undertook routine work for the day.
System of medical inspections commenced to endeavour to check the spread of septic sores.
Tuesday, May 21, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Auja Bridgehead defences
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Stevens, Lieutenant WJ, proceeded to Divisional Intelligence Officer
Wednesday, May 21, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual camp routine. Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO; and, Nankervis, Lieutenant LF, went to inspect posts at Abu Sueir and El Rimal. McDonald, Captain JM; and, 14 Other Ranks proceeded to Cairo to play AIF Headquarters cricket.
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9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 21 May