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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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19 August to 26 August 1918
19 August to 26 August 1918 
 

Monday, August 19, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing doing wrote several letters today.

[B.W.I. = British West Indian Regiment]

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 19 August 1918

 

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]

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 20 August 1918

 

Wednesday, August 21, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Had a quiet day and are being returned tomorrow morning.

[B.W.I. = British West Indian Regiment]

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 21 August 1918

 

Thursday, August 22, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Horses came out for us this morning and we returned to the regiment left the valley at 7.30 and arrived at Talaat ed Dumm at midnight.

[B.W.I. = British West Indian Regiment]

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 22 August 1918

 

Friday, August 23, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Talaat ed Dumm, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Left Talaat ed Dumm at 7.30 pm and tonight we travel to Enab.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 23 August 1918

 

Saturday, August 24, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Enab, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived at Enab at 3 am this morning and we go on to Latron tonight.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 24 August 1918

 

Sunday, August 25, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Latron, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived at Latron at 11 pm last night and tonight we travel on to our destination near Ludd.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 25 August 1918

 

Monday, August 26, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Latron, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Left Latron at 7.30 last night and arrived at our new camp about a mile north of Ludd and have rather a decent camp. Have had a good days spell today.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 26 August 1918