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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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11 September to 17 September 1918
11 September to 17 September 1918 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - Had a lesson on map reading this morning and have had a pretty easy day.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 11 September 1918

 

Thursday, September 12, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - Went out for a ride this morning taking bearings but had an easy day.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 12 September 1918

 

Friday, September 13, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - Had a demonstration attack by the Brigade today practicing some scheme that we will be doing in earnest in a few days.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 13 September 1918

 

Saturday, September 14, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - The whole division went out on manoeuvres today and everyone is preparing for a move from here shortly.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 14 September 1918

 

Sunday, September 15, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - Had a quiet day today and are expecting to move at any minute.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 15 September 1918

 

Monday, September 16, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - All spare kits handed into ordinance today and when we move from here we are to travel as light as possible.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 16 September 1918

 

Tuesday, September 17, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things are commencing to move now and believe we move up tomorrow night and things will be busy in the next few days.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 17 September 1918