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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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26 July to 1 August 1918
26 July to 1 August 1918 
 

Friday, July 26, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things very quiet. Have been hearing good news from France. Our last day on line.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 26 July 1918

 

Saturday, July 27, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - The artillery has been pretty busy today. Our outposts came in contact with enemy patrols early this morning. No casualties on our side.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 27 July 1918

 

Sunday, July 28, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Artillery on both sides was very active today however things have been quiet.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 28 July 1918

 

Monday, July 29, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things have been very quiet all day. Enemy raided one of our outposts at 2.15 this morning but gained nothing.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 29 July 1918

 

Tuesday, July 30, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Things generally fairly quiet. Artillery and aircraft have been fairly busy.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 30 July 1918

 

Wednesday, July 31, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Artillery very active tonight otherwise nothing worth recording.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 31 July 1918

 

Thursday, August 1, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing worth recording. Rumoured that we are being relieved here and are going around on the coast again.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 1 August 1918