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Friday, 24 April 2009
Suez Canal Attack, Egypt, Hauptmann Wilhelm von dem Hagen
Topic: BatzS - Suez 1915

Suez Canal Attack

Egypt, January 28 - February 3, 1915

Hauptmann Wilhelm von dem Hagen


The grave of Hauptmann Wilhelm von dem Hagen in the Canal Zone, 1915.

 

The following is an extract from:

Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, Mit den Tèurken zum Suezkanal, Berlin, 1938, p. 95.

 

Chapter VI

Ismailija - Die Schlacht am Suezkanal.

Unter den Toten hatten wir leider auch den Hauptmann von dem Hagen zu beklagen, einen jungen, frischen, tüchtigen und hervorragend tapferen Offizier. Ich hatte ihn damit beauftragt, des Übersetzen am linken Flügel zu leiten; er fiel, von einem Kopfschutz getroffen, als er versuchte, die türkischen Infanteristen aus der Deckung in einer Feuerstellung am Kanal verzuführen. Die Engländer haben ihn am Ufer des Kanals begraben.

Translation:

Ismailia - The Attack on the Suez Canal 

One of the dead, much to our sadness, included Captain von dem Hagen, a young, enthusiastic, efficient and an outstandingly courageous officer. I had assigned him to lead a supporting force on the left flank [1.] of the Canal attack; he fell when hit by a bullet to the head while providing covering fire to the Turkish infantry. [2.] The English buried him on the bank of the channel.

 

Notes:

1. – Hagen’s position was south on the Canal bank providing cover to the pontoon force.

2. -  This was the force which launched the pontoons into the Canal.

 

German Officers:

The German officers with the Canal Expeditionary Force were:

Colonel Kress

Colonel Trommer

Major Hunger

Major Laufen

Captain von dem Hagen

Captain Gerlach

Captain Heiben

Rittermeister Welsch. 

 

Further Reading:

Suez Canal Attack, Egypt, Contents

Where Australians Fought, Sinai, 1916-1917

Light Horse Battles

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Suez Canal Attack, Egypt, Hauptmann Wilhelm von dem Hagen


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 27 April 2009 10:41 AM EADT
Bert Schramm's Diary, 24 April 1919
Topic: Diary - Schramm

Diaries of AIF Servicemen

Bert 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, 24 April 1919

 


Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 23 - 27 April 1919

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Diaries

Bert Schramm

Thurssday, April 24, 1919

Bert Schramm's Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things are quiet. Alex and Tom have gone out for two days. All the railway and civil services returned to work today so perhaps things will soon be normal again.

 

 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Remainder of "A" and "B" Squadrons less "A" Squadron mounted troop at El Abbasa and "B" Squadron personnel at Belbeis Station exchanged positions.

 

Darley

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

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Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF War Diary - Complete day by day list

Bert Schramm Diary 

Bert Schramm Diary - Complete day by day list

 

Additional Reading:

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

 


Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 24 April 1919


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 9 May 2009 7:02 PM EADT
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Where Australians Fought, Sinai, 1916-1917
Topic: BatzS - Sinai

Where Australians Fought

Sinai, 1916-1917

 

 

Chronology of Australian participation in Sinai Battles, 1916-17

 

 

1915

Suez Canal Attack, Egypt, January 28 - February 3, 1915 

1916

The Jifjafa Raid, Sinai, April 10 to 14, 1916
El Qatiya, Sinai, April 23, 1916

Romani, Sinai, August 4 to 5, 1916.
Bir el Abd, Sinai, August 9, 1916.

El Mazar, Sinai, September 17, 1916.
Maghara, October 14, 1916.
El Arish, Sinai, December 20, 1916.

Magdhaba, Sinai, December 23, 1916.

1917

Rafa, Sinai, January 9, 1917.


 

Further Reading:

Light Horse Battles

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: Where Australians Fought, Sinai, 1916-1917


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 27 September 2009 9:20 PM EADT
Bert Schramm's Diary, 23 April 1919
Topic: Diary - Schramm

Diaries of AIF Servicemen

Bert 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, 23 April 1919

 


Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 23 - 27 April 1919

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Diaries

Bert Schramm

Wednesday, April 23, 1919

Bert Schramm's Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been out on Patrol all day. Everything seems quiet and surely the trouble is just about at an end.

 

 

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary

9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.

9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - "A" Squadron proceeded mounted to 1, 2, 3 Posts Belbeis Railway Line and took over these Posts from "B" Squadron personnel.

"B" Squadron personnel took over horses and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters.

Lieutenant HH Stephen evacuated to hospital.

Anzac Memorial Acquaintance Rolls for £23/12/ - forwarded to staff paymaster Cairo.

Two rifles were stolen from Aikman, Lieutenant GE, at his post, Zagazig railway station.

 

Darley

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

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Further Reading:

9th Light Horse Regiment AIF War Diary - Complete day by day list

Bert Schramm Diary 

Bert Schramm Diary - Complete day by day list

 

Additional Reading:

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

 


Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 23 April 1919


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 9 May 2009 7:14 PM EADT
el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916, 5th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account
Topic: AIF - 2B - 5 LHR

el Qatiya

Sinai, 23 April 1916

5th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account

 


War Diary account of the 5th LHR, AIF.

 

The transcription:

22 April 1916

Instructions received to proceed to Katia. Regiment moved out this day at 0545 for Kantara arrived there 1300. Transport came by train. Instructed to leave transport waggons, personnel and horses at Kantara and marched next day to Dueidar.

23 April 1916

0700

Received instructions from 52nd Division (General Lawrence) that Dueidar Post being attacked and to send out one Squadron at once and to follow on with the balance of the Regiment.

0800

"C" Squadron under Major Cameron moved out, reported at Hill 40 (155 Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Legett) were instructed to proceed to Dueidar and pursue enemy.

1215

"C" Squadron arrived Dueidar where Turkish rearguard stiff firing into that post.

1230

"C" Squadron moved South East a distance of 8 miles, did not get in touch with enemy other than two armed men who were taken prisoners.

0830

Remainder of Regiment less Transport moved to Hill 70, reported to Lieutenant Colonel Legett. Left "B" Squadron and the Machine Gun Section there. Moved on to Dueidar with two Companies 4th Royal Scots Fusiliers. On arrival there instructed by Lieutenant Colonel Legett to pursue enemy who supposed to be on foot. Moved East and East South East. Took five prisoners but otherwise not in touch with enemy. Got touch with "C" Squadron. Both Squadrons saw a large number of tracks chiefly of camels estimated at least 500.

1700

Received advice that Turks successfully attacked Katia and moving on Romani and for our two Squadrons to return to Dueidar before dark. Returned accordingly.  "B" Squadron and Machine Gun Section left at Hill 70 rejoined Regiment at Dueidar at about 2000.

 

Further Reading:

5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF

5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour

el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: el Qatiya, Sinai, 23 April 1916, 5th LHR, AIF, War Diary Account

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Monday, 26 October 2009 5:10 PM EADT

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