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9th Squadron
Wellington Mounted
Rifles Regiment

Copied From the Australian War Museum scanned PDF File AWM 35/5/2
New Zealand Mounted Rifles.  War Dairy for W.M.R. JUNE 1915
 
Transcribed to text by Gordon Sylvester NZMRA - August 2011
Transcribers notes: entries of question marks (??) are undecipered
script.

AWM4   35/5/2
1 . 6 . 15   (1)
Enemy shelled bivouac several times during day.
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

21

 

355

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    4

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

351

 

0

Casualties 2 killed   2 wounded.
                                                                                                         J H Whyte   Major

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                   GALLIPOLI
In bivouac at SHRAPNEL GULLY No. 2                                     2 . 6 . 15   (2)
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

21

 

351

 

0

Casualties

 

 

     1

 

 

Return to Strength

 

 

     3

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

353

 

0

Casualties 1 sick.
                                                                                                         J H Whyte   Major

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                   3. 6 . 15   (2)
In camp at SHRAPNEL GULLY No. 2 at 10am moved and Regiment bivouacked on southern slopes of WALKERS RIDGE.
Weather Fine.


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

21

 

353

 

0

Return to Duty

 

 

   2

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

355

 

0

                                                                                                       

  4. 6. 15   (2)
In bivouac on southern slopes of WALKER RIDGE

Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

21

 

355

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    4

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

351

 

0

Casualties                 2 wounded   2 sick

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                   GALLIPOLI  5. 6 . 15   (3)
In bivouac on southern slopes of WALKER RIDGE
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

21

 

351

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    2

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

349

 

0

Casualties               1 wounded   1 sick
                                                                                                                                       J. H. Whyte  Major

 

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              6. 6.15    (2)
In bivouac on southern slopes of WALKER RIDGE

Weather  Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

348

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    2

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

346

 

0

Casualties               1 wounded   1 sick
                                                                                                         C. L. Nicholls  2nd Lieut

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In bivouac on southern slopes of WALKER RIDGE                                                 7. 6.15    (2)

At 7pm on the evening of 6. 6. 15 orders were received for the Regt to relieve the 8th Lighthorse’s in the trenches on WALKERS RIDGE the Regt to be in position by 1pm on the 7th.  The Regt took over its old trenches ????  ?????? 9th Squadron being in the firing line with the 6th Sqdn in support.  A very quiet day with an unusual amount of bomb throwing during the night more especially in the vicinity of Quinns Post.
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

346

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    4

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

342

 

0

Casualties               1 wounded   3 sick
1. L. Nicholls 2/lieutenant

8. 6. 15  (2)
In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE

?? Squadron  8??  ....????? sent up to reinforce Regt owing to us being below strength.
Weather  Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

342

 

0

Return to Duty

 

 

    5

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

347

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In bivouac on southern slopes of WALKER RIDGE                                                 9. 6.15    (5)

In trenches very quiet day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

347

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

10. 6. 15  (5)
In trenches on Walkers Ridge. 

Last evening four men of the Rgmt. left on a scouting expedition in conjunction with four men each from the other Rgmts. of the Brigade under Lieut. Trimletts O. M. R.  About 11am it became apparent to eyewitnesses on Walkers Ridge that this party had been cut off by a force of Turks, who had advanced down a water course towards the sea.  Fortunately their position was observed by the Mountain Guns on Walkers Ridge; and also by the torpedo boat, who had fired a few well directed shots, caused the Turks to retire very rapidly.  The party remained under fire until nightfall, when under cover of darkness they were enabled to return to camp with one wounded man (Canty Rgmt)  Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

347

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   1

 

 

Return to Duty

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

347

 

0

Casualties               1 killed                    
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                       11. 6.15    (6)

Nothing eventual happened during the last twenty four hours
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

347

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          12. 6.15    (6)

Very quiet day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

347

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

346

 

0

Casualties               1 Wounded
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                     13. 6.15    (7)

Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

346

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   3

 

 

Return to Duty

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

344

 

0

Casualties               1 wounded   sick 2
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          14. 6.15    (8)
Quiet day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

344

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   2

 

 

Totals

 

22

 

342

 

0

Casualties               Wounded 1   Sick 1      
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          15. 6.15    (8)
Weather Fine and dull


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

22

 

342

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          16. 6.15    (8)
S. S. M. Gatton 6th Squadron  Sergts Busham and Herrick 9th Sqdn appointed 2nd Lieuts.
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

339

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          17. 6.15    (8)
Very quiet day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

339

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          18. 6.15    (9)

Nothing eventful occurred during day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

339

 

0

                               
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          19. 6.15    (9)
Nothing eventful occurred during day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

339

 

0

                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

In trenches on WALKERS RIDGE                                                                                          20. 6.15    (9)
During the day the Rgmt was relieved by the 8th Australian Light Horse and went into bivouac on the Southern slopes of WALKERS RIDGE
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

339

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   2

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties                           2 sick
                               
                                                                                                                                       C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
21. 6. 15  (10)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

337

 

0

                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

                                                                                                                                    22. 6. 15   (10)
In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge

The 9th Sqdn practised bomb throwing on the beach in prepared trenches.  The officers of the 6th Sqdn proceeded to Popes Hill to study the strategical features.  The 6 officers of the 9th Sqdn were employed on the same mission in the afternoon.
Weather Fine.


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    1

 

 

Return to Duty

 

 

    1

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties              1   sick
                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
                                                                                                                                      23. 6. 15   (11)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   1

 

 

Return to Duty

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties              1   sick
                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

24.  6.  15
In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge

Weather Fine   ??????????


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

337

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    1

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

336

 

0

Casualties               1 wounded
                                                                                                                                   C. L.  Nicholls  2nd Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
                                                                                                                                      25. 6. 15   (12)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
????????????   day
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

336

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    3

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

333

 

0

Casualties              3   sick
                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

26  6.  15  (12)
In bivouac on southern slopes Walkers Ridge

Weather   ??????


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

333

 

0

Casualties

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

332

 

0

Casualties               1 sick
                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

                                                                                                                                       27.  6.  15
In bivouac on southern slopes Walkers Ridge

Very quiet
Weather   Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

332

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    1

 

 

Return to Strength

 

 

    1

 

 

Totals

 

25

 

332

 

0

Casualties               1 sick
                                                                                                                                C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
                                                                                                                                      28. 6. 15   (13)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

25

 

332

 

0

Casualties

   1

 

   1

 

 

Return to Strength

 

 

   1

 

 

Totals

 

24

 

332

 

0

Casualties                          1 Officer                    1 Other sick
C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

Gallipoli
29.  6.  15
In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge

Weather Fine


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

24

 

332

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    5

 

 

Totals

 

24

 

327

 

0

Casualties                          Others 1 wounded  4 sick
C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
                                                                                                                                      30. 6. 15   (13)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
Weather Fine  - Heavy thunder storm as night


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

24

 

327

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    5

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

322

 

0

Casualties                                         sick  5
C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.

AWM4   35/5/3
Wellington Mounted Rifles   N Z  +  A   Division                                              GALLIPOLI
                                                                                                                                      30. 6. 15   (2)

In bivouac on Southern slopes of Walkers Ridge
Weather Fine  - Heavy thunder storm as night


Strength

 

Officers

 

Other Ranks

 

Horses

 

 

24

 

327

 

0

Casualties

 

 

    5

 

 

Totals

 

24

 

322

 

0

Casualties                          sick  5

C. L.  Nicholls   Lieut.