Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
9 October 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, 5 - 11 October 1918
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Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - El Mudhamiye
Bert Schramm's Diary - We moved about four miles further west of Damascus today hoping to find a healthier camping ground.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Mudhamiye
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1400, Moved to a point two miles south west Kaukab arriving at 1510. Smith, 1212 Trooper EK, died from cholera this being the first cholera case to occur in the Regiment. King, 553 Sergeant AE, prisoner of war 29 September 1918 rejoined Regiment from hospital Damascus. Down, 921 Corporal AC; and, Hanrahan, 2116 Lance Corporal EP, both died of wounds.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924, pp 163 - 166.No Entry
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Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 9 October 1918