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, 21 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 - The Eighth Regiment embarked today and the Ninth are to embark tomorrow for Kantara. We handed our horses over today. I was sorry to lose my pony but everyone else was the same.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - El Mina, Lebanon.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 8th Light Horse Regiment embarked today.
Move order issued.
The Regiment handed over all horses to 5th Cavalry Division, 10th Light Horse Regiment and 3rd Machine Gun Squadron.
All tents taken down and heavy baggage transported by camels and wagons to embarkation pier El Mina. All ranks had to work at top speed to get the work completed in daylight. Orders received that the Regiment would embark 0830, 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, 21 February 1919