Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
6 August 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, 2 - 10 August 1918
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Tuesday, August 6, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything very quiet except for the artillery activity.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - 0430, standing patrol returned to camp and reported that during the night an enemy patrol had been encountered and one post under Logan, 434 Sergeant WA, had had to withdraw. This was reported to Officer in Command, Patrol, McDonald, Lieutenant JM, at 0100 and he immediately ordered patrol to reoccupy the position.
McDonald, Lieutenant JM, personally led the patrol out and during advance McIntosh, 1589 Lance Corporal WP, was wounded by a bomb. The enemy patrol retired and we reoccupied position and situation remained quiet for remainder of night. McIntosh, 1589 Lance Corporal WP, was removed to 8th Light Horse Regiment Headquarters at the Bluff at dawn where his wounds found to be only slight.
Wastell, Lieutenant NF; and, two Other Ranks returned from Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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