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, 3 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 - The rest of the Brigade came on board today but the weather is terribly rough again. I doubt if we will leave port.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Kantara, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 0300 Baggage train moved out.
Main troops train following two hours later arriving at platform near Kantara East 1230. Baggage train proceeded over the canal bridge and onto Egyptian State Railways.
Regiment crossed to the West Bank of the canal the first time since July 1916.
Lunched at Mrs Chisholm's and entrained at 1445 and moved 1520 arriving Moascar at 1620.
The Regiment took over the 4th Light Horse Brigade Training Regiment's camping area.
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, 3 March 1919