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, 22 December 1918
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 21 - 27 December 1918
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli
Bert Schramm's Diary - Hired a boat today and went out fishing but had no bait although we had a good day's fun.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Voluntary church parade. C Squadron and all original horses of the Regiment photographed. The original horses totalled 140. Although many of these horses were much war scarred they looked remarkably well and fit considering the rough times they have had. Members of the regiment viewed them with great pride, knowing full well how largely they have contributed to the success of the operations on this front. The total of 140 did not include many original horses absent with members of the Regiment detached, transferred etc.
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, 22 December 1918