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, 5 February 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 5 - 8 February 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - I cannot understand not receiving any mail as this is the first time I haven't received letters since I have been here. Latest semi official news says we embark for home sometime in May. So God help us if we have to put another three or four months in this cursed place, enough to drive one mad. But of course growling will do me no good.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 - 1100 Ceremonial drill.
Shaw, Lieutenant OJ; and, three Other Ranks proceeded on leave to Egypt.
Thirteen Other Ranks proceeded to Moascar for early repatriation.
1400 Inter - Regimental football 9th Light Horse Regiment versus 10th Light Horse Regiment.
Won by 10th Light Horse Regiment 7 goals 8 behinds to 4 goals 5 behinds.
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, 5 February 1919