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, 11 March 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 11 - 14 March 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Moascar, Egypt.
Bert Schramm's Diary - No one was asked to go on any parades today and things have been quiet. There has been a bit of a rising amongst the Egyptians in Cairo and all the troops in that vicinity have been called out to restore order. I don't think it is anything serious but will probably be held as an excuse for being kept here for a few months longer.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Orders received that no Officers of Other Ranks to proceed to Cairo until further orders.
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment War Diary - The P Training and swimming parade held in the morning.
In the afternoon a football match was played against 2nd ASH and resulted in a victory for the 10th Light Horse Regiment.
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, 11 March 1919