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, 20 February 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 18 - 21 February 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Movement orders have come through suddenly and both the eighth regiment and ninth regiment are to move in twenty four hours. The Indians took over some of the horses today. I don't know when BHQ [Brigade Headquarters] will move. I went into Lodge tonight and had and enjoyable evening.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1000 Warning order received that 9th Light Horse Regiment would hand over horses and stored and embark with 4th Light Horse Regiment and 8th Light Horse Regiments on 21st February 1919.
At 1200 another order was received that Regiment would not embark until 22nd February 1919.
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, 20 February 1919