"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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Monday, 17 November 2008
Family Relationship Chart Topic: AAB-Education Centre
The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre in conjunction with the various Education authorities in Australia, has embarked upon producing a program of instruction targeted initially towards the Later Adolescence band of scholars, characteristically those who are studying in Year 9 and 10 within Australia. Each lesson will be a self contained module. Some will be more difficult than others and graded accordingly.
Lesson 9 Keep the Home Fires Burning
Resource - Family Relationship Chart
The Family Relationship Chart is for use in the Education Centre Lesson 9, Keep the Home Fires Burning for the specific purpose of allowing students to understand the hierarchy of family and their particular place within it.
Examination of this chart demonstrates the place a person has within a family group as well as the continuity of this family group with the new generation. There is a natural and lineal continuity from one generation to the next.
The following two learning points are Extension Activities found in Lesson 9.
1. Use the Family Relationship Chart to map the extended family that exists around you.
2. In consultation with other family members, try to establish a similar family relationship chart for your great grand parents.
Map of Cairo and Allied Camp locations Topic: Egypt - Mena
At the commencement of hostilities with the Great War, the British imposed a military government upon Egypt through a protectorate. The specific aim was the defence of the Suez Canal, a vital lifeline to Britain.
While most Egyptian governing traditions remained in place, the British took over many districts of Cairo to establish massive training camps for the troops arriving from Australia and New Zealand. Camps were established at Mena, Maadi and Heliopolis. In addition, the main administrative centre of the British Military was on the island of Gezirah. The hospitals were located in the Abbassia area and the training schools at Zeitoun.
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.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Gas respirators have been issued to all ranks. A gas alarm was held at stand to arms this morning. Timber and iron arrived yesterday to complete the roofing of bivouacs and kitchens. Generals Russell and Johnson visited the trenches and inspected the position. 1700 A draft of Reinforcements reported today for D Squadron [late C Squadron 11th Light Horse Regiment] 1 Acting corporal 19 Other Ranks, total 20. Also one man from hospital.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Moved via Beshshit, Katrah, watering in Wadi Sarar there, thence to Selmieh arriving at 1645 and bivouacking for the night in square O85F19b. B2 Echelon joined up, the first time since 7 November 1917.
Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 17 November 1918 Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
17 November 1918
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 complete diary is now available on the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre Site at:
Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
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