Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
8 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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Thursday, August 8, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Things very quiet. A mail is expected in tomorrow.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Captain Sheeley reported from 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance for duty as Residential Medical Officer. Quinlan, Captain marched out to 8th Light Horse Regiment. Eley, 119 Sergeant RC, to Bayonet Fighting School, Alexandria. McDonald, Lieutenant JM, detailed for a special patrol to report on nature of country, enemy defences etc between Sq X1 and El Baghalat. Patrol moved out at 2030 and returned at 0200 having successfully carried out their reconnaissance. Personnel of patrol as follows: Runn, 936 Sergeant HE; Daly, 1531 Trooper M; Evans, 1017b Trooper WH; Gilson, 261 Lance Corporal AC; Morgan, 505a Trooper FR; and, Trooper Clark.
Warning Order received that 9th Light Horse Regiment would relieve 8th Light Horse Regiment as garrison of F Section Defence on night 10/11 August.
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 8 August
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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Citation: Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 August 1918