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, 22 March 1919
Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 22 - 25 March 1919
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Bert Schramm's Location - Zagazig, Egypt.
Bert Schramm's Diary - We were issued with horses again today. Very poor sorts. Wish I had my old pony again. Things have been pretty quiet but railway and telegraph lines are being cut everywhere and several more of our chaps have been pretty badly knocked about.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Zagazig, Egypt.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Population quiet, no disturbance reported.
2000 Lieutenant Burns with troop returned from Mit Ghamr. One Ford box car and one motor cycle issued to Regiment.
1900 one mounted troop patrolled railway line to Abu el Akdar concentrating there and returning to bivouac in the early morning.
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, 22 March 1919