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, 31 January 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 31 January - 4 February 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Another month gone and we are still here. Everyone is getting more discontented every day. If we are kept here much longer I shouldn't wonder if there was trouble as the mob are likely to go mad at any time. The weather is very rough and wet. Makes things so uncomfortable.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 - 1100 Route march dismounted.
During the month much time had been given over to sport and recreation. The Regimental football team trained each morning and only lost one match in the Inter-Regimental matches during the month. Leave parties were allowed to visit Tripoli daily.
During the month the horses were exercised on the beach from 0630 to 0700 daily and at the end of the month were in good heart and condition.
A 30 yards rifle range was made within the Regimental area but owing to the several wet days and excessive number of duties very little shooting was done.
During the month the weather on the whole was good.
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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9th Light Horse Regiment AIF War Diary - Complete day by day list
Bert Schramm Diary - Complete day by day list
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.
Citation: Bert Schramm's Diary, 31 January 1919