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, 24 March 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 22 - 25 March 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Zagazig, Egypt.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Four of us went out on a patrol today out to a place called Belbeis about 18 miles out. The country looked splendid. The rail and telegraph lines are in a bad state out that way but a better system of patrols have been organised and should be able to prevent further trouble.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0630 Wagg, Lieutenant BSW, with ten Other Ranks mounted squadron proceeded to Faqus.
1430 Kildea, Lieutenant FJ, with troop returned from Faqus having rescued a few Greeks.
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, 24 March 1919