Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
17 September 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.
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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 11 - 17 September 1918
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Tuesday, September 17, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area
Bert Schramm's Diary - Things are commencing to move now and believe we move up tomorrow night and things will be busy in the next few days.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ludd area
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Training as per syllabus.
Four Cadre Non Commissioned Officers marched in from Moascar. Regimental Order No 9 issued. Regimental Order No 10 issued. 396 Armourer Sergeant EL Cozens, appointed as Regimental representative Australian War Trophies Museum. Commanding Officer attended Commander in Chief's Conference at Divisional Headquarters when forthcoming operations were briefly explained to Commanding Officers. Practically no written orders were received reference forthcoming operations except necessary administrative orders which were very much abbreviated. Captain BB Ragless detailed to command Divisional B2 Echelon during operations. Today finished the period of intensive training and although the keenest interest had been displayed by all ranks during the whole of the training lasting 14 days, everyone appeared to be pleased at the thought of once again participating in major operations.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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