Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
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, 23 February 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 22 - 25 February 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing doing. I haven't been feeling too well the last few days and am rather afraid I might be getting a dose of fever but will probably pass off in a day or so.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Port Said, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - After a calm voyage down the coast arrived at Port Said at 0800, anchored near the Suez Canal offices for two hours and berthed at Sheriff's Quay where the Regiment disembarked at 1630 and marched to Port Said Railway Station.
Entrained at 1700 and moved out at 1800 and arrived Kantara West at 1930.
Disentrained here and marched to Kantara East and bivouacked near railway station for the remainder of night.
Heavy baggage was conveyed by this train across the Canal Bridge from Port Said to Rafa. Regimental personal baggage was unfortunately sent to Transit Shed at Kantara West instead of being dispatched to Kantara East and did not arrive at Kantara East until midnight.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 23 February 1919