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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 September to 10 September 1918
4 September to 10 September 1918 
 

Wednesday, September 4, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Cavalry drill is going to keep us busy while we are here. More men went away sick today.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 4 September 1918

 

Thursday, September 5, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - More men evacuated today and nearly everyone is down with the disease which is some kind of fever. I haven't been feeling too well myself.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 5 September 1918

 

Friday, September 6, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Reported sick this morning and have been off duty today and am not feeling too bright. More men evacuated today. A few more days and there will be no one left.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 6 September 1918

 

Saturday, September 7, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been off duty all day again but am feeling much better.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 7 September 1918

 

Sunday, September 8, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Sun. No drill today. Am feeling fit for duty again.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 September 1918

 

Monday, September 9, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Usual routine again today rumoured we are to start a general offensive before the end of this month.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 9 September 1918

 

Tuesday, September 10, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Ludd area, Palestine.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Toby and I were transferred to the Brigade Scouts today and are rather fortunate to get here and I think we will have a much better time here.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 10 September 1918