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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Light Horsemen who enlisted in 1914 and served over 5 years
Topic: AIF - Misc Topics

 

Light Horsemen who served the entire Great War

The following list is all the known Light Horsemen who enlisted in August 1914 and were discharged or returned to Australia over 5 years from the commencement of their service as per the Attestation Papers. There are 51 men on this list.

 

Ross MacPherson Smith

[From: Portrait by WB McInnes, AWM ART03179.] 

Five Year Service List for the Light Horse

The list gives the names of every man in the Light Horse who served over five years from the date of enlistment. Each record commences with the Regimental Service Number, the rank attained on enlistment, the first names of the man followed by his surname, the last known occupation of the man prior to enlistment, the date of enlistment, the last residential place of the man, his state of enlistment followed by the date of enlistment, the unit in which the man enlisted and the ultimate fate of the man in the record. The link is to the National Archives Serviceman's File.

  • 477 Bugler Edward Bower, an Engine Smith from Brisbane, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 30 August 1919.
  • 470 Private Roy Brown, a Labourer from Maclean, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 27 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 22 January 1920.
  • 301 Private David Browning, a Labourer from Chinchilla, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 27 September 1919.
  • 272 Private Martin Coetzee, a Labourer from Terowie, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 26 August 1919.
  • 41 Driver Sidney Leichardt Crompton, a Clerk from Zillmere, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and returned to Australia, 9 December 1919.
  • 58 Private Alexander Francis Fraser, a Clerk from North Quay, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 1 October 1919.
  • 141 Private Charles Edward Goddard, a Farmer from Rose Park, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
  • 419 Private James Daniel Hickey, a Bookkeeper from Ballarat, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 18 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 9 August 1919.
  • 79 Private Albert Victor Jayne, a Clerk from Brisbane, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 7 December 1919.
  • Vet Captain John Kendall, a Veterinary Surgeon from Shepparton, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 26 August 1914 in the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column and returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.
  • 60 Private Wilfred Selwyn Kent-Hughes, a Uni student from Toorak, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 17 August 1914 in the 7th Infantry Battalion and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 30 January 1920.
  • 128 Private William Kerr, a Grazier from Camperdown, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.
  • 62 Private Launcelot Kirkley, a Painter from Maryborough, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 24 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 31 December 1919.
  • 87 Driver Louis Lawrence, a Clerk from Toowoomba, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 12 October 1919.
  • 159 Private Walter Robert Lee, a Mechanic from Kooringa Burra, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 22 January 1920.
  • 404 Driver Alfred Amos Lovett, a Farmer from Orange, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 1 September 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 9 January 1920.
  • 317 Private Edward Allen Lucas, a Draper’s Mate from Balaklava, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 27 August 1919.
  • 444 Private William Lyons, a Carpenter from Westbury, Tasmania, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 25 September 1919.
  • 464 Private Malcolm Keith MacDonald, a Clerk from Drummoyne, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 1 December 1919.
  • 27 Private Charles Masters, a Stockman from Adelaide, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
  • 394 Sergeant Raymond Robert Matheson, a Farmer from Binni View, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 30 August 1919.
  • Second Lieutenant Harold Arthur Maunder, a Public servant from Normanby, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 23 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and returned to Australia, 22 November 1919.
  • 178 Private Andrew McCartney, a Farmer from Forest Hill, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and was discharged in Egypt, 31 August 1919.
  • 465 Private James Gordon McCallum, a Stock agent from Bendigo, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 23 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 13 November 1919.
  • 140 Private Angus Cameron McDonald, an Auctioneers agent from Maffra, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 31 March 1920.
  • 4 Lance Corporal George McGillivray, a Dairy inspector from Hawkesbury Collage, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance and returned to Australia, 22 January 1920.
  • 300 Private Kenneth McKay, a Labourer from Mansfield, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 5 December 1919.
  • Vet Captain Louis Evander McKenzie, a Veterinary Surgeon from Geelong, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
  • 95 Farrier Charles Eric Morgan, a Clerk from Killarney, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
  • 312 Private Alexander William Morison, a Draper from Hamilton, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 12 September 1919.
  • 37 Private Reginald William Murphy, an Accountant from Kensington Park, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 10th Infantry Battalion and was discharged on 1 August 1919.
  • 321 Private George Frederick Musson, a Labourer from Broken Hill, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 24 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.
  • 186 Private Arthur Nicholson, a Salesman from Longreach, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 24 January 1920.
  • 165 Private Frank David Organ, a Carpenter from Newmarket, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 18 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 15 November 1919.
  • 33 Private Norman Richard Owen, a Farm hand from Tarlee, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.
  • 163 Private Stanley Raywood Owen, an Engine driver from Warrnambool, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 18 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 6 October 1919.
  • 178 Private Edward Poole, a Labourer from Kingston, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 25 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 26 August 1919.
  • 37 Private John Thomas Quinn, a Grocer from Camperdown, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 24 August 1914 in the 1st Division Headquarters and returned to Australia, 27 March 1920.
  • 486 Sergeant Norman Gordon Rae, a Farmer from Rochester, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.
  • 38 Private Eric Goodwin Riddett, a Telephone Mechanic from South Kensington, New South Wales, enlisted for the AIF on 21 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 21 August 1919.
  • 26 Driver Charles John Riley, a Butcher from Marryatville, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
  • 215 Sergeant William Victor Rule, a Traveller from Kapunda, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 9 August 1919.
  • 217 Sergeant Ross MacPherson Smith, a Warehouse man from Gilberton, South Australia, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 12 November 1919 by aeroplane.
  • 342 Private William Stevenson, a Labourer from Violet Town, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 18 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 5 December 1919.
  • 143 Driver Arthur Upfield, a Bushman from Nudgee, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 22 August 1914 in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train and was discharged in the United Kingdom, 15 October 1919.
  • 357 Private Percy John Vining, a Carrier from Yea, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 20 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 5 December 1919.
  • 211 Private Robert Wallace, a Timber Cutter from North Williamstown, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and was discharged in Egypt on 14 October 1919.
  • 225 Private Bevis Gerald White, a Famer from Monkland, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 25 August 1914 in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 25 August 1919.
  • Lieutenant  John Williams, a Clerk from Cairns, Queensland, enlisted for the AIF on 28 August 1914 in the 11th Infantry Battalion and returned to Australia, 7 November 1919.
  • 207 Private James Andrew Gratten Wilson, a Farmer from Warrnambool, Victoria, enlisted for the AIF on 19 August 1914 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and returned to Australia, 23 August 1919.

 

The most notable man from this list was Ross MacPherson Smith, pictured above, whom along with his brother and two other men, flew from Britain to Australia in 1919. Another notable man was the literary luminary, 143 Driver Arthur Upfield, who rose to fame as a novelist specialising in crime and mystery. His sleuth was a part Aboriginal detective, Napoleon "Bony" Bonapart. [See: Arthur Upfield (1890-1964).]

 

Acknowledgement:

Special thanks are given to Steve Becker who has generously provided additional names for the list.

 


Citation: Light Horsemen who enlisted in 1914 and served over 5 years

Posted by Project Leader at 9:29 PM EAST
Updated: Saturday, 22 November 2008 8:35 AM EAST
Mersa Matruh
Topic: AIF - WFF

The Western Frontier of Egypt

To understand the nature of the operations by the Allied forces against the Senussi, three maps are presented below. The purpose is to allow the reader the ability to drill down from the overall picture to gain perspective to the location of the main Allied base.

 

Map 1 - Egypt

 

Map illustrating the zone of Senussi activity in relation to Egypt.

 

The triangle of Senussi activity centred around three points in Egypt - Sollum, Matruh and Siwa. This map aims to put the area of the rebellion into the perspective of the region.

 

Map 2 - The Zone of Activity



The Sollum, Mersa Matruh and Siwa Triangle in which most Senussi activities took place

[Click on map for larger version.]

 

The map and the one below were drawn up at the time of the operations, for use by the Allied forces in Western Egypt.

 

Map 3 - Mersa Matruh 

 

Mersa Matruh

[Click on map for larger version.]

 

Mersa Matruh was the centre of the Allied operations against the Senussi uprising in Western Egypt.

 

Additional Reading:

The History of the Composite Australian Light Horse Regiment

Senussi Rebellion and the 9th LHR 

 


Citation: Mersa Matruh

Posted by Project Leader at 7:20 AM EAST
Updated: Wednesday, 19 November 2008 10:33 AM EAST
Colonel Husnu, Yildirim, Page 134
Topic: Tk - Bks - Yildirim

Another entry from the book written by Lieutenant Colonel Hüseyin Hüsnü Emir, called Yildirim. Every day, one page of the book will be posted. This is Page 134.



Colonel Hüsnü, Yildirim, Page 134.

[Click on page for a larger print version.]

 

This chapter deals with Hüsnü observations of the Turkish response to Beersheba on other parts of the battlefield.

 

Further Reading:

List of all Yildirim pages

 


Citation: Colonel Hüsnü, Yildirim, Page 134

Posted by Project Leader at 1:01 AM EAST
Updated: Thursday, 20 November 2008 4:00 PM EAST
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 18 November
Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR

9th LHR, AIF

9th Light Horse Regiment

War Diary, 18 November

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, November 18, 1914

9th Light Horse Regiment Location -  Morphettville Race Course Camp and Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria. 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Formation of Regiment occurring at Morphettville Race Course Camp, Adelaide, while "C" Squadron is formed at Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria.

See: Broadmeadows 1909

 

1915

Thursday, November 18, 1915

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rhododendron Spur

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary -  Extract from Brigade Order dated 18 November 1915, paragraph 613 Authority ZA 2125. Squadrons of 4th Light Horse Brigade both officers and men will be absorbed as reinforcements but the Regiments concerned will have 4 Squadrons instead of three. Officers so absorbed are of course eligible for promotion or transfer outside the Squadrons of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. Similarly, officers of other Squadrons are eligible for promotion or transfer to the Squadrons of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, In other words all four Squadrons will be treated as one Regiment.

 

1916

Saturday, November 18, 1916

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Bir Etmaler

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Inspection of new remounts by General Officer in Command 3rd Light Horse Brigade.

 

1917

Sunday, November 18, 1917

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Selmieh - el Kubab.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0500 Moved via El Mansura crossing Jaffa to Jerusalem railway, Abu Shusheh thence to El Kubab.

0800 O85 K9 Sheet XVII relieving there a regiment of 7th Mounted Brigade Slight enemy shelling and machine gun fire continued all morning from direction of Latron and Amwas. At 1000 report dropped from aeroplane onto Regimental Headquarters stating 4,000 Turkish infantry and 100 horse transport moving through Jerusalem from Bethlehem and to a point on the Nablus Road, 6 miles north of Jerusalem. It made a splendid bombing target. This report was forwarded by galloper to Infantry Brigade Headquarters at Abu Shusheh who dispatched it to destination [General Officer in Command Desert Mounted Corps].

At 1115 orders received to advance and occupy Bir Imman. C Squadron was at once pushed forward followed closely by three troops of B Squadron. 8th Light Horse Regiment had now arrived and was placed under orders of 9th Light Horse Regiment. Orders issued were as follows: C Squadron to occupy Bir Imman to Khirbit el Haditheh, B Squadron Khirbit el Haditheh to Khirbit Baraduk. 8th Light Horse Regiment were ordered to occupy line Khirbit Baraduk to K29 central [All references O85 sheet XVII] C Squadron had orders to maintain touch and watch flank between Yeomanry Division and 9th Light Horse Regiment. Regimental Headquarters with A Squadron two sub sections of 3rd Machine Gun Squadron and A echelon moved into position in Sq O85. Heavily shelled when crossing flat north west of Kubab.

9th Light Horse Regiment sector of the line was occupied by 1330.

At 1215 orders were sent out. 8th Light Horse Regiment will push on to Khirbit el Kusr. 9th Light Horse Regiment less one Squadron on Deir Eyub, owing to extreme toughness of country and having enemy opposition progress was very slow.

At 1600 orders were issued for A Squadron 9th Light Horse Regiment to reconnoitre Yalo, B Squadron supported 8th Light Horse Regiment to move on Deir Eyub. C Squadron to maintain touch between Yeomanry Division and 9th Light Horse Regiment and to continue moving forward on Beit Sira. Masson, 151 Sergeant GG, with patrol from A Squadron reconnoitred Yalo reporting village clear but high ground to the east strongly held by enemy.

At 1630 orders for withdrawal were sent out. The Regiment less C Squadron concentrated on Sq K126 and at 1800 withdrew to Sq E21 sheet XVI arriving there at 2300.

3rd Light Horse Brigade War Diary -

At 0500 the 9th Light Horse Regiment with two sub-sections machine guns moved forward to relieve Regiment of 7th Mounted Brigade at el Kubab. The Yeomanry Mounted Division would operate against the enemy to the north whilst the Australian Mounted Division was directed on Latron and Amwas.

At 0800 the remainder of the Brigade moved forward and reached Kubab at 1100, coming under enemy shelling. Patrols from 9th Light Horse Regiment were sent east and north - east, and gained touch with the left of the Yeomanry Division at Annabeh. Owing to the mountainous nature of the country, great difficulty was being experienced in moving to the required position. The guns and wheeled ambulance had to be left to the north of Amwas. Horses had to be led as the ground was too rocky to ride them. 4th Light Horse Brigade was to cooperate on the right of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. One squadron 9th Light Horse Regiment was directed on Bir Main - Beit Sira to maintain communication with the 8th Mounted Brigade on their left. The remainder of the 9th Light Horse Regiment moved to occupy Yalo and Deir Eyub with a view to cut the main Latron - Jerusalem road beyond Latron. The 8th Light Horse Regiment in moving to support the 9th Light Horse Regiment also came under artillery fire. Owing to the rough and rocky nature of the locality the movement of the Mounted Troops became very difficult and touch with flanking troops was continually lost. The 9th Light Horse Regiment was unable to reach its objective in the rear of the Turkish position owing to the heavy fire from numerous machine guns which the Turks had emplaced on the right flank of their position. Masson, 151 Sergeant GG, of the 9th Light Horse Regiment with a patrol reconnoitred Yalo village and reported that place clear but high ground to east strongly held by enemy.

At 1025 the Divisional Commander ordered a general withdrawal. The guns of the Notts Battery had been pushed as far forward as the ground would allow. This proved a difficult task and the guns had taken considerable hauling over the rough country. The gunners were well rewarded with good targets and the guns were kept in action throughout the afternoon at a range of 5,000 yards. Enemy guns in Latron were silenced at 1530. Enemy then attempted to manhandle his guns and withdraw them, but rapid fire was opened up and the enemy was dispersed without removing the guns. The Notts Battery had fired 189 rounds during the afternoon. On the advance of the infantry the following day they found four enemy guns were abandoned.

At 1800 the Brigade had withdrawn and commenced to march back to the previous night's bivouac in the vicinity of Junction Station, a distance of 13 miles. Movement through and from the high and rocky hills was very slow. Two water carts and three sand carts, [two carrying wounded], collapsed, and many horses were lamed. At 2230 the Brigade bivouacked.

 

1918

Monday, November 18, 1918

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Information received that a large draft of reinforcements expected within a few days. These were urgently required as the strength of the Regiment was only 21 Officers and 244 Other Ranks. Ten minutes smartening up drill commenced. Board of Enquiry re Shortages - President Daly, Major TJ, DSO.

 

1919

Tuesday, November 18, 1919

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Adelaide

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Regiment disbanded.

 

 

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Sources:

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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, 18 November

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Updated: Sunday, 19 September 2010 9:18 AM EADT
Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 18 November 1918
Topic: Diary - Schramm

Diaries of AIF Servicemen

Bert Schramm

18 November 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

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Bert Schramm Diary


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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 17 - 23 November 1918

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Bert Schramm

Saturday, November 18, 1916

Bert Schramm's Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli

Bert Schramm's Diary -  The reinforcements arrived today. Cyril amongst them and is looking well.

[Cyril is 3366 Tpr Cyril Charles Schramm, the brother of Bert - ed.]

 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Information received that a large draft of reinforcements expected within a few days. These were urgently required as the strength of the Regiment was only 21 Officers and 244 Other Ranks. Ten minutes smartening up drill commenced. Board of Enquiry re Shortages - President Daly, Major TJ, DSO.

9th LHR AIF War Diary, 18 November

 

Darley

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

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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, 18 November 1918


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