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, 17 December 1918
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 15 - 20 December 1918
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli
Bert Schramm's Diary - Today is a holiday and I believe it is to help us all through the army as it celebrates the completion of the armistice. We had a general parade this morning at 10 am.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - General holiday. 1000, combined Brigade thanksgiving church service. Roman Catholics proceeded to Service in Maronite Cathedral, Tripoli. French classes commenced under direction of a French civilian from Tripoli. In the afternoon a Brigade football match was played. 9th and 10th Light Horse Regiments versus remainder of Brigade. Former team won by a slight margin.
1900 Wagg, Lieutenant BSW; and, 19 Other Ranks marched in. Classes in English Grammar commenced under the direction of Turner, Captain Chaplain RC.
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, 17 December 1918