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, 13 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 - Things have quietened down somewhat in Cairo. According to the papers, things are normal again.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Moascar, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual routine.
Parsons, Major HM, DSO commanded the Regiment from 22nd February 1919 to 12 March 1919 during the temporary absence of Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO, commanding Australian Divisional Group Advance Australian Divisional Headquarters and 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Scott, Lieutenant Colonel WH, CMG DSO, resumed command of the Regiment 13th March 1919.
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment War Diary - 57 mules were taken over for use in transport.
The usual swimming parade held in the morning.
An inlying piquet of 11% found to be ready to turn out at a minutes notice should there be any trouble at Ismailia
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, 13 March 1919