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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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30 June to 6 July 1918
30 June to 6 July 1918 
 

Sunday, June 30, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything pretty quiet. Have written several letters today.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 30 June 1918

 

Monday, July 1, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing worth recording. Rumoured that we are to move back to the Jordan Valley on the 10th.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 1 July 1918

 

Tuesday, July 2, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Everything must be the same as usual. The 5th Brigade came back here today so expect we will be going out again shortly.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 2 July 1918

 

Wednesday, July 3, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - The regiment was inspected today by the GOC. [General Officer in Command] Lot of rot and makes lots of extra work.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 3 July 1918

 

Thursday, July 4, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing worth recording. Everything very quiet.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 4 July 1918

 

Friday, July 5, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Went into Bethlehem on leave this afternoon and saw some very interesting places.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 5 July 1918

 

Saturday, July 6, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing much doing. Believe we are moving back to the Jordan on the 10th.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 6 July 1918