Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
22 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, 17 - 22 June 1918
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Saturday, June 22, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived at our camp this morning at 9.00. We are camped almost a mile and a half west of Bethlehem at a place called Solomon's Pool. Rather a nice place for a camp and it is much cooler here.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Resting. The cool climate of Bethlehem much appreciated after the Jordan Valley. This change is particularly noticeable at night, necessitating the rugging of horses.
Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO assumed command of 3rd Light Horse Brigade during the absence on leave of Wilson, Brigadier General LC, CMG; and, Todd, Lieutenant Colonel TJ, DSO. Daly, Major TJ, DSO assumed command of the Regiment.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry.
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