Topic: Diary - Schramm
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, 21 January 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 18 - 21 January 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - A mail has arrived at last. I had seven letters altogether but none from home. Four were from Lucy and the last two were written after the news of the armistice had got home and Lucy seemed very excited about it and was thinking I would be home soon but I am afraid it will be some time yet. But thank God, I have left wine and women alone since I have been here. I can go back with a clear conscience in that respect although I don't by any means wish to pose as a saint. I visited the Kadisha Lodge again tonight and had a very enjoyable evening.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 - 1100 - Troop drill dismounted. Sounding of trumpet calls commenced.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 21 January 1919