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, 4 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 left Tripoli this morning at 7.30. There has been a real gale blowing all day and a big majority of the men have been sick but thank goodness I have been alright. Of course we are packed in like sheep and officers as per usual travel first class. We are to call in at Beirut but the weather has been rough to get in and at present we are lying outside waiting for calmer weather. It looks as if we will have to wait sometime.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Cleaning and reorganising camping area.
A severe Khamsin was blowing.
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, 4 March 1919