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, 2 March 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 2 - 4 March 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - HMT Ellenga, at sea.
Bert Schramm's Diary - We pulled out on a barge a 3 pm this afternoon and came a board the Ellenga, a boat of almost seven thousand tons and we are lying here all night. The rest of the brigade comes aboard tomorrow and we will be pretty well packed. She is a rather dirty boat but expect we will only be on her a couple days.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Rafa, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 1400 Commenced transporting baggage by camels and wagons to railway station.
1800 Regiment marched dismounted to Rafa station and entrained. One Officer and 67 Other Ranks on the baggage train; eleven Officers 174 Other Ranks on troops train.
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, 2 March 1919