Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, 2823 Private Herbert Leslie Schramm, a farmer from White's River, near Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsular, 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 1918 breakout 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.
Bert Schramm's Diary, 27 January 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 27 - 30 January 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Things are unchanged. The latest order is that all students, school teachers etc, leave here for home on the 29th Inst. Dammed disgusting as many of them have only been here a few months and surely a man off the land has more interest in Australia than a student. Such is a way they have of doing things in the army but I swear by all that I hold sacred, when once I get out of it I will never be caught again. Just more it seems as if we are likely to be here for months yet.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 - 1100 Troop drill dismounted.
Syllabus of Training issued.
Three Officers and six Non Commissioned Officers attended second course of physical training.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 27 January 1919