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, 25 February 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 22 - 25 February 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Tripoli, Lebanon.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Has been raining heavens hard and blowing like the devil. Blankets etc. are wet through so will have a pretty uncomfortable night. What a blessing it will be when one can have a roof over his head again.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rafa, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Improving camp, pitching tents etc.
1200 Orders received that the Regiment would move following day to new bivouac area 3/4 mile west.
2300 Warning order received that Australian Mounted Division would concentrate at Moascar. Advanced regiments at Rafa to move at an early date.
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, 25 February 1919