Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
14 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, 11 - 18 August 1918
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Wednesday, August 14, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived in camp about 4 am this morning and are camped near the water. A number of us have to go out in support to the B.W.I. tonight.
[B.W.I. = British West Indian Regiment]
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The day was spent in laying out the camping area. All ranks greatly appreciated being near water also shower baths which had been erected by previous units. Hargrave, Lieutenant LMS, MC; and, 41 Other Ranks marched out to report to 2nd Battalion British West Indies Regiment as close support troops in No 4 Sub Sector relieving personnel of 10th Light Horse Regiment. Patrols were supplied on No 4 Sub Sector as per orders.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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