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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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4 June to 9 June 1918
4 June to 9 June 1918 
 

Tuesday, June 4, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  In camp all day. Have to take over the outpost line tonight. Weather terribly hot.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 4 June 1918

 

Wednesday, June 5, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Done outpost last night and returned to camp this morning. Things are fairly quiet. A little shelling last night.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 5 June 1918

 

Thursday, June 6, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Went into the trenches again last night but again have had a fairly quiet day. We are having a rough time working about twenty hours a day. Haven't had a decent night's sleep in the last month.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 6 June 1918

 

Friday, June 7, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Have been busy all day and have to take over the line again tonight.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 7 June 1918

 

Saturday, June 8, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Just the usual routine in the line all night and out in the day. News from France. Heard it's been good the last few days.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 June 1918

 

Sunday, June 9, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary -  Sun. Things much as usual, nothing worth recording. Any amount of work with little sleep.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 9 June 1918