Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
2 September 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, 27 August - 3 September 1918
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Monday, September 2, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Drill started this morning Revile at 4.30, do an hour drill before breakfast and then from 9 am until noon so we are kept pretty busy and a lot of men are going away sick.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ludd area, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Campaign against venereal disease commenced by chaplain and medical officers.
1400 Captain R Baker, Regimental Medical Officer, 10th Light Horse Regiment lectured to Regiment on Venereal Disease dealing only with the medical aspect of the subject.
Classes in swordsmanship for officers commenced under direction of Kavanagh, Major GSO2, Australian Mounted Division. Training carried out per syllabus. Owing to limited time allowed the Brigade to become efficient in Cavalry Drill and Tactics and use of the sword before operations commenced it was found necessary to adhere to the following routine if the desired result was to be attained.
- Reveille 0430;
- Dismounted Training 0500 - 0600;
- Mounted training and watering 0800 - 1100; and,
- Lecture in afternoon one hour.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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