Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
War Diary, 9 June
Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour
Regimental March - Marching Through Georgia
Tuesday, June 9, 1914
See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.
Wednesday, June 9, 1915
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Walkers Ridge
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No entry.
3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - Casualties: 9th Light Horse Regiment, one wounded in bivouac.
Carew Reynell Diary - No entry.
Friday, June 9, 1916
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Order received from Brigade for a Reconnaissance to made of the Moya Harab District, the main object in mind being to destroy the water supply contained in the tanks and dams.
The troops to be employed. 10th Regiment and two Squadroons 9th Light Horse. Colonel TJ Tod 10th Regiment to be in command of the column. This column was to work in conjunction with a detachment of City of London Yeomanry who were to drain the dams and tanks situated at Moya Harab itself.
Saturday, June 9, 1917
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Shellal
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Twenty Other Ranks reinforcements marched in and were allotted. The second batch of ten Other Ranks proceeded on leave - seven days.
Sunday, June 9, 1918
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Twenty two reinforcements marched in from Ausdiv Reinforcement Camp, Jericho.
The excessive heat and atmosphere of the Jordan Valley was now being keenly felt by men and horses. For several days the thermometer ranged from 100 to 121 in the shade of a double bell tent. Flies and the thick dust added greatly to the discomfort of all. Water was plentiful for both man and horse there being an unlimited supply at Ain Ed Duk.
“C” Squadron holding the front line had their drinking water sent up three miles from Regimental Headquarters in fantasses by limbers in the proportion of 1¼ gallons per man.
0730 Voluntary church Service.
Tel el Truny patrol after occupying that place sent out a section with Heywood, 423 Lance Corporal CS, in charge. This Non Commissioned Officer by skilful manoeuvring of his patrol reconnoitred up to within 400 yards of the crest of Tel el Museterah. The Turks were holding the crest but did not fire evidently waiting for our patrol to come right up to them. After making a useful reconnaissance this patrol by a skilful manoeuvre parallel to the enemy, withdrew safely.
Monday, June 9, 1919
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tel el Kebir
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0700 three Officers and five Other Ranks tennis team proceeded to Cairo to play a challenge from AIF Headquarters. AIF Headquarters were easily the winners.
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