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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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7 July to 12 July 1918
7 July to 12 July 1918 
 

Sunday, July 7, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - Went into Bethlehem this afternoon and had another look around. No mails have arrived yet.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 7 July 1918

 

Monday, July 8, 1918

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

Bert Schramm's Diary - My birthday. Have just been warned to go to Cairo in the morning on duty.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 8 July 1918

 

Tuesday, July 9, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Jerusalem

Bert Schramm's Diary - Left Jerusalem by the 11.30 train this morning and will go to Kantara sometime tomorrow.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 9 July 1918

 

Wednesday, July 10, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Kantara, Egypt.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Arrived at Kantara at 7 am this morning and caught the 9.45 train to Cairo. Arrived here in the afternoon. Am staying at the Australian Soldiers Club.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 10 July 1918

 

Thursday, July 11, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Cairo, Egypt.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Have been bugging around all day. Have a fair bit of business to do for others. But am going to have as much rest as possible while I am here and I will probably stay four days.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 11 July 1918

 

Friday, July 12, 1918

Bert Schramm's Location - Cairo, Egypt.

Bert Schramm's Diary - Nothing worth recording. It has been too hot to get about much so have had a pretty quiet day.

Diaries of AIF Servicemen, Bert Schramm, 12 July 1918