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, 7 March 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 5 - 8 March 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Moascar, Egypt.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been busy nearly all day getting our camp fixed up. Things may not be too bad when one we get settled down but there doesn't seem much chance of getting home for some time yet. I received quite a big mail today, several letters from Lucy and some from nearly all of the family and they all seem to be doing well.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Nine Rides 33 draughts drawn from Australian Mounted Division.
Kildea, Lieutenant FJ, proceeded to Cairo on leave.
Darley, Major TH; and, three Other Ranks on duty to kit stores Ghezireh.
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, 7 March 1919