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, 22 January 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 22 - 26 January 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Raining like fun all day looks as if it will rain for a week. Toby went away on leave to Port Said so I will be on my own for a week or so.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Bleechmore, Major C; and, 16 Other Ranks proceeded to Besherri. Stephen, Lieutenant HH; and, five Other Ranks to Port Said leave.
Two Non Commissioned Officers left to attend the Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun.
Ragless, Captain BB, promoted to Temporary Major dated 1st January 1919.
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, 22 January 1919