Topic: Diary - Schramm
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, 2823 Private Herbert Leslie Schramm, a farmer from White's River, near Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsular, kept a diary of his life. Bert was not a man of letters so this diary was produced with great effort on his behalf. Bert made a promise to his sweetheart, Lucy Solley, that he would do so after he received the blank pocket notebook wherein these entries are found. As a Brigade Scout since September 1918, he took a lead part in the September 1918 breakout by the Allied forces in Palestine. Bert's diary entries are placed alongside those of the 9th Light Horse Regiment to which he belonged and to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade to which the 9th LHR was attached. On this basis we can follow Bert in the context of his formation.
Bert Schramm's Diary, 1 December 1918
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 1 - 7 December 1918
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Sunday, December 1, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
Bert Schramm's Diary - Twelve months ago this morning since our unit attack at El Burj. Big mail arrived tonight and I had rather a big packet. Everything alright at home.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Information received that 200 Arabs attempted a raid on Rayak at 2200 on 30th November 1918. The Garrison [portion of 5th Light Horse Brigade] drove the raiders off, killing six and capturing twenty. Syllabus of Training issued.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 1 December 1918