Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
19 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, 12 - 19 October 1918
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Saturday, October 19, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Kaukab
Bert Schramm's Diary - Five sections of us went on patrol to the village called Dumas north of Beirut Road. Had rather a long ride but nothing doing.
[5 Sections = 20 troopers. See: The Australian Light Horse - Structure and scroll down to Section for further information.]
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Kaukab
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Owing to the likelihood of rainy weather the Regiment at 1500 moved to a favourable bivouac site west of main road.
0830 Mueller, Lieutenant GLH; and, Hogan, Lieutenant LR, with troops proceeded on escort duty with 1,000 prisoners to Kuneitra.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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Citation: Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 19 October 1918