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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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2 August to 10 August 1918
2 August to 10 August 1918 
 

Friday, August 2, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything has been very quiet all day. Nothing worth recording.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 2 August 1918

 

Saturday, August 3, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing doing. It has been extremely hot.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 3 August 1918

 

Sunday, August 4, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Fourth Anniversary of the war. Things have been quiet all day.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 4 August 1918

 

Monday, August 5, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing worth recording. Have heard good news from the Western Front.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 5 August 1918

 

Tuesday, August 6, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything very quiet except for the artillery activity.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 6 August 1918

 

Wednesday, August 7, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing doing. Many men evacuating with fever.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 7 August 1918

 

Thursday, August 8, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things very quiet. A mail is expected in tomorrow.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 August 1918

 

Friday, August 9, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Received two letters today more expected tomorrow. Things are very quiet.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 9 August 1918

 

Saturday, August 10, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Madhbeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - We moved to a different part of the line tonight further to right Musallabeh, Turkish post.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 10 August 1918