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Bert Schramm Diary
Bert Schramm Diary
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Bert Schramm

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.

For a comprehensive listing of photographs in the album, see:

Bert Schramm Diary, Contents

Should any further details be sought, see Australian Light Horse Studies Centre

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10 June to 16 June 1918
10 June to 16 June 1918 
 

Monday, June 10, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Our Squadron taken over the day Patrols tonight from C Squadron. Received a small parcel from Mrs Storey today.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 10 June 1918

 

Tuesday, June 11, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been out on day post all day and things are pretty quiet. A little shelling on both sides.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 11 June 1918

 

Wednesday, June 12, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing much doing. Caught a couple prisoners today. Received small parcel from Ruby. Also a small mail arrived. Only had one letter from Lucy. No. 19.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 12 June 1918

 

Thursday, June 13, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have had a day off today. The weather has been terribly hot. Everything much as usual.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 13 June 1918

 

Friday, June 14, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been on day outpost. Things fairly quiet. Temperature of 123 in the shade today.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 14 June 1918

 

Saturday, June 15, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - Day post again today. Believe we are being relieved tomorrow.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 15 June 1918

 

Sunday, June 16, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ain Ed Duk, Jordan Valley

Bert Schramm's Diary - We were relieved by the NZ [New Zealand] Brigade this morning and tonight we are camped east of Jericho near the Dead Sea.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 16 June 1918