Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
2 November 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, 1 - 4 November 1918
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Saturday, November 2, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Homs, Syria
Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been camped all day. News official this morning states the results of the armistice with Turkey, which are free access of the allies to the Dardanelles, Bosporus and Black Sea and the occupation of all forts in the places by our troops and the return of all allied prisoners in Turkey. So we are no longer at war with Turkey. Official news also states that the Italians have had a great victory against the Austrians. As things are looking splendid for us and I feel sure we will have peace all round by the end of the year.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Homs, Syria
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Permission received for one officer and ten Other Ranks to visit Homs for four hours daily.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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