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Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford by the Jordan River
Topic: BatzJ - Es Salt


During the Amman Raid of late March, early April 1918, when the British 60th Infantry Division concentrated in the Wadi Nueiameh north of Jericho, the Turks reinforced their defences on the east bank of the Jordan River near the El Ghoriniye Bridge. [Later, the El Ghoriniye Bridge was renamed as the Allenby Bridge.] The Turks deployed some 600 infantry, and also sent two squadrons of cavalry to the support of this force at the Makhadet Hajlah ford about 10km south of the bridge.  The picture below details those Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford by the Jordan River.


 

Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford.

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Citation: Turkish trenches at Makhadet Hajlah ford by the Jordan River

Posted by Project Leader at 10:16 PM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 July 2008 10:21 PM EADT
Colonel Husnu, Yilderim, Page 1


Another entry from the book written by Lieutenant Colonel Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir, called Yilderim. Every day, one page of the book will be posted. This is Page 1.


 

Colonel Husni, Yilderim, Page 1.

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Citation: Colonel Hüsnü, Yilderim, Page 1


Posted by Project Leader at 8:51 PM EADT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 July 2008 9:00 PM EADT
Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 July 1918
Topic: Diary - Schramm

Diaries of AIF Servicemen

Bert Schramm

8 July 1918

 

Bert Schramm

 

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.

 

The Diaries

The complete diary is now available on the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre Site at:

Bert Schramm Diary


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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 7 - 12 July 1918

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Bert Schramm

Monday, July 8, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - My birthday. Have just been warned to go to Cairo in the morning on duty.

 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Kildea, Lieutenant FJ, returned from Junior Officers School, Richon le Zion.

O'Neil, 686 Trooper T, sentence promulgated - three months Imprisonment with Hard Labour [IHL].

9th LHR AIF War Diary, 8 July

 

Darley

Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.

No Entry

 

 

Previous: Bert Schramm's Diary, 7 July 1918

Next: Bert Schramm's Diary, 9 July 1918


Sources Used:

Bert Schramm's Diary

National Archives Service File.

Embarkation Roll, AWM8.

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.

 

War Diaries and Letters

All War Diaries and letters cited on this site should be read in conjunction with the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, War Diaries and Letters, Site Transcription Policy which may be accessed at:

Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, War Diaries and Letters, Site Transcription Policy 

 

Further Reading:

Bert Schramm Diary

Bert Schramm Diary, Album

Bert Schramm's Photo Album

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, War Diary, Day by Day Account

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 July 1918


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 2 June 2011 8:23 AM EADT
9th LHR AIF War Diary, July 8
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 8 July

Pro Gloria et Honore - For Glory and Honour

Regimental March -  Marching Through Georgia

 

 

The following entries are extracted and transcribed from the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, the originals of which are held by the Australian War Memorial. There are 366 entries on this site. Each day has entries as they occurred from 1914 to 1919. In addition to the 9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary, when appropriate, entries from the 3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary and other regiments with the Brigade will also appear. Entries from the unit history, Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924 will also appear from time to time. The aim is to give the broadest context to the story and allow the reader to follow the day to day activities of the regiment. If a relative happened to have served in the regiment during the Great War, then this provides a general framework in which the individual story may be told.

 

The Diary

 

1914

Wednesday, July 8, 1914

See 4th Military District, South Australia for militia activities.

 

1915

Thursday, July 8, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Reserve Gully

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - No Entry.

3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary - 8th Light Horse Regiment, four wounded. 281 in hospital and 71 in lines. Sick = 352. Auckland Mounted Rifles, one wounded.

Carew Reynell Diary   - No Entry.

 

1916

Saturday, July 8, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Roadhead Serapeum.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Routine work.

Training consisting of Rifle exercises and musketry and mounted work.

Patrols and outposts carried on as in previous week.

 

1917

Sunday, July 8, 1917

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Abasan el Kebir

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Church Parade.

Hogan, Lieutenant LR; and, 15 Other Ranks marched in from 3rd Light Horse Brigade Training Regiment and posted.

 

 

1918

Monday, July 8, 1918

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Solomon's Pools

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Kildea, Lieutenant FJ, returned from Junior Officers School, Richon le Zion.

O'Neil, 686 Trooper T, sentence promulgated - three months Imprisonment with Hard Labour [IHL].

 

1919

Tuesday, July 8, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000, Egyptian currency changed for British - embarkation instructions issued.

 


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Sources:

See: 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Contents
Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, AIF War Diaries of the Great War, Site Transcription Policy

 

Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF

Bert Schramm Diary

9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour 

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: 9th LHR AIF War Diary, 8 July

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 15 September 2010 1:29 PM EADT
Monday, 7 July 2008
March Past, Melbourne, 24 September 1914
Topic: Gen - St - Vic

March past by the 4th Light Horse Regiment in Melbourne, 1914.

 

March past by the 4th Light Horse Regiment.
 
[From: The Australasian, 3 October 1914, Photograph Supplement, p. 5.]
 

On 24 September 1914, the infantry and light horse formations training at Broadmeadows organised a march through Melbourne.  Below is a picture of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, part of the the 1st Contingent, marching past the Federal Parliament building on a rain soaked Melbourne day.

 

Further Reading:

Broadmeadows Camp, Inducting Recruits, September 1914

4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, History 

The 4th Light Horse Regiment

Victoria's response to the Great War 

 

Citation: March Past, Melbourne, 24 September 1914 

Posted by Project Leader at 6:52 PM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 28 February 2009 8:10 AM EAST

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