Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
30 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, 24 - 30 November 1918
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Saturday, November 30, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
Bert Schramm's Diary - No news of importance. Nothing worth recording.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Mejdelaya, Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0630 McDonald, Lieutenant JM, MC; Cattle, Lieutenant HJ, DCM; and, eleven Other Ranks left on six days tour across Lebanon mountains to Baalbek via Besherri. Whole party intended riding their horses right through to Baalbek.
1015 - 1115 Commanding Officer's inspection. One Troop A Squadron proceeded to the beach to swim. Forty four Other Ranks marched in having arrived at Tripoli by boat from Kantara. This brought the strength of the Regiment up to 29 Officers, 412 Other Ranks. General health of the Regiment during the early part of this month was by no means good. The unhealthy surroundings of Damascus contributed largely to this. Much of the sickness was recurrent malaria and general debility. Towards the latter end of the month there was a decided improvement in the general health of the ranks. Trips to beach, Tripoli and the Mountains were inaugurated to further this improvement.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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