Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
16 July 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, 13 - 18 July 1918
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Tuesday, July 16, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Jerusalem, Egypt.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived at Ludd about 3.45 this morning and caught the 7.30 train to Jerusalem. Arrived here about 1 pm and am staying at the local corps detail camp.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Orders received that the 3rd Light Horse Brigade would relieve 1st Light Horse Brigade as garrison No 3 Sub Sector - 8th Light Horse Regiment holding F Section Defences, 10th Light Horse Regiment G Section Defences, 9th Light Horse Regiment in reserve.
2000 The 9th Light Horse Regiment moved to Madhbeh, arriving 2230 and took over Sub - Sector Reserve from 1st Light Horse Regiment. Early this morning enemy artillery had been very active in this Sub Section, particularly on to the horse lines. 1st Light Horse Regiment had about 100 horses killed and wounded. After taking over Posts, 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments led horses were therefore sent back to Wadi Nueiameh and 9th Light Horse Regiment horses were placed in wadis close proximity to Madhbeh, taking advantage of all cover available.
2400, B Squadron moved up and occupied counter attack position on Abu Tellul returning to bivouac at Madhbeh after dawn.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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