Topic: Diary - Schramm
Diaries of AIF Servicemen
20 August 1918
2823 Private Herbert Leslie SCHRAMM, a 22 year old Farmer from Whites River, South Australia. He enlisted on 17 February 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
During part of the course of his military service with the AIF, Bert Schramm 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 Offensive 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.
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Bert Schramm's Handwritten Diary, 19 - 26 August 1918
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Tuesday, August 20, 1918
Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing doing but believe our good job will soon end we are being returned on the 22nd and are going back near the west.
[B.W.I. = British West Indian Regiment]
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary
9th Light Horse Regiment Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley, Palestine.
9th Light Horse Regiment War Diary - Usual routine and patrols supplied. Trial was carried out during morning of new grenade dischargers. These are small cylindrical metal cups which fixes to top of rifle. Experiment proved very satisfactory and grenades were discharged accurately at a distance of 250 yards.
Promulgation of the Sentence imposed upon Stuart, 3007 Trooper CS, 9th Light Horse Regiment.
 When on Active Service, disobeying an order given by his superior officer.
 [Alternative] When on Active Service, Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.
 When on Active Service, Using insubordinate language to his superior officer.
The Court found the accused "Not Guilty" on the 1st Alternative Charge but "Guilty" on last and 1st and 2nd charges and sentenced him to undergo nine months Imprisonment with Hard Labour [IHL].
Regimental Order No 7 issued.
9th LHR AIF War Diary, 20 August
Darley, TH, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, Adelaide, Hassell Press, 1924.No Entry
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Citation: Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 20 August 1918