Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
10 June 1918
2823 Private Herbert Leslie SCHRAMM, a 22 year old Farmer from Whites River, South Australia. He enlisted on 17 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, Bert Schramm 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 Offensive 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.
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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 10 - 16 June 1918
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Monday, June 10, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley
Bert Schramm's Diary - Our Squadron taken over the day Patrols tonight from C Squadron. Received a small parcel from Mrs Storey today.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0920 Small enemy movement observed on Tel el Rishem. At 1300 Tel el Truny patrol withdrew to vicinity of Wick Post. An enemy patrol of about seven then occupied Tel el Truny but on being shelled they withdrew at 1500 up the Auja Gorge.
1900 A Squadron with one troop B Squadron attached relieved C Squadron as Day Outpost Squadron. 20 crates of beer distributed to the regiment. Charley, Major WT, returned from Egyptian Leave. Three Other Ranks proceeded on leave to Egypt.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry.
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Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 10 June 1918