Topic: Diary - Schramm
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, 2823 Private Herbert Leslie Schramm, a farmer from White's River, near Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsular, 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 1918 breakout 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.
Bert Schramm's Diary, 12 December 1918
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 8 - 14 December 1918
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli
Bert Schramm's Diary - Shifted camp at 10 am this morning and are now camped along the beach about two miles south west of Tripoli.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Sharp, Lieutenant RC, MC; and, Turner, Captain Chaplain RC; and eleven Other Ranks proceeded to Besherri on six days leave. At 0830 the Regiment moved to new camping area on the beach 11/2 miles south west of Tripoli.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 12 December 1918