Leonard Bertram was born on the 1st November 1922 and joined Norwood as a colts player in 1939 . He was named best player in the Senior Colt’s 12 point preliminary final loss to North Adelaide.
In 1940 he continued with the colts and on the 17th June he played in a combined 'Eastern' colts side in a game against a 'Western' side. On the 10th August he was one of five colts selected in a Norwood present players senior team against past players for a patriotic carnival game at the Norwood Oval.
Bertram was named best player and kicked three goals in Norwood’s one point victory against West Torrens in the 1940 Senior Colts Grand Final at the Adelaide Oval on the 28th September (7.1 to 6.6)
In 1941 Bertram featured in the B team trials and played in the early games until he was promoted to the league team, when he was named 19th man for the game against West Adelaide on the 31st May at the Adelaide Oval. Unfortunately he suffered concussion was not considered for the following games. He eventually resumed with the B team for the remainder of the season culminating in the preliminary final when Norwood lost to West Torrens at Unley Oval.
At age 18, Leonard Bertram enlisted in the 13th Field Regiment on the 27th September 1941 and served in Papua New Guinea until he was discharged, due to a serious leg injury, in December 1942.
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