TIMELINE August 1916

TIMELINE August 1916

Tuesday, 1 August 1916

Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion) left Egypt aboard the HT Lake Manitoba, and arrived in England on 19th August 1916.

Wednesday, 2 August 1916

Frank HUMPHREY (60th Battalion) left Alexandria bound for France on the Transport Francovia.

Thursday, 3 August 1916              

Walter James GOODLET (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action at Becourt Wood in France, with a shrapnel wound to his left arm, which was later amputated.

Coo-ees Walter Goodlet (left) and James Birrell Dawson (right), both amputees. Photograph courtesy of James Dawson's great grandson Jamie Stacey.

Coo-ees Walter Goodlet (left) and James Birrell Dawson (right), both amputees. Photograph courtesy of James Dawson’s great grandson Jamie Stacey.

Saturday, 5 August 1916               

Victor QUINTON (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action at Pozieres in France, and evacuated with shellshock.

Sunday, 6 August 1916  

Bernard COYTE (13th Battalion), Percy George BROWN (54th Battalion), Allan COLQUHOUN  (13th Battalion), and several other Coo-ees left Alexandria aboard RMS Megantic bound for England, arriving in England later in the month.

Oliver James HARMON (4th Pioneer Battalion), Spencer John LETCHER (45th Battalion), Jack MORRIS (45th Battalion), Karl Alex Frederick NIELSON (4th Pioneer Battalion),  and John TARLINGTON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) were killed in action in the Battle of Pozieres in France.

Private Harmon's name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Harmon’s name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private S. J. Letcher's headstone at AIF Burial Ground, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 4/9/2014)

Private S. J. Letcher’s headstone at AIF Burial Ground, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 4/9/2014)

Private Morris' name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Morris’ name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Nielson's name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Nielson’s name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Tarlington's name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Tarlington’s name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

William WEBBER (45th Battalion) was wounded with shellshock in the Battle of Pozieres, and sent back to the 1st Australian Rest Station. Sidney HEUSTON (45th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Pozieres, with a gunshot wound to the right hip.

Ronald Hector PERKINS (1st Light Horse Regiment) was admitted to hospital in Ismallia, Egypt with an injury to his shoulder.

Monday, 7 August 1916

William Emerton HUNTER (45th Battalion) was killed in action during the Battle of Pozieres in France.

Private Hunter's name on the Villers-Brettoneux Memorial (Photograph: S. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Hunter’s name on the Villers-Brettoneux Memorial (Photograph: S. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Ernest Stephen TAYLOUR (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with shellshock in the vicinity of Pozieres.

Tuesday, 8 August 1916

Rowland John WILSON (45th Battalion) was killed in action when the 45th Battalion was holding the line between Pozieres and Martinpuich.

Private Wilson's name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Wilson’s name on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Lewis LEOVILLE (45th Battalion) died of wounds at the 13th Australian Field Ambulance in the village of Warloy in France.

Lewis Leoville's headstone at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 4/9/2014)

Lewis Leoville’s headstone at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 4/9/2014)

Ernest Stephen TAYLOUR (45th Battalion) George SEAMAN (45th Battalion) were both wounded in action with shellshock in the vicinity of Pozieres.  Jack WIGGINS (45th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Pozieres with a gunshot wound to his face.

Wednesday, 9 August 1916        

Albert PEARCE (1st Battalion) and Leo Ambrose STINSON  (20th Battalion) embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A14 Euripides, and arrived in Plymouth on 26th October 1916.

Friday, 11 August 1916  

Robert HICKEY (13th Battalion) was wounded in action at Pozieres.

Saturday, 12 August 1916            

Charles CREASE (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with a shrapnel wound to his hand between Pozierres and Martinpuich.  Joseph Raymond McGUIRE (45th Battalion) received a shrapnel wound to his wrist near Pozieres.

William ALSTON (Imperial Camel Corps) embarked from Sydney on the RMS Mongolia, and arrived in Egypt on 2nd September 1916.

Monday, 14 August 1916             

William Laurence HUNT (45th Battalion) was slightly wounded in action between Pozieres and Martinpuich, France.

Wednesday, 16 August 1916      

Charles Henry HUNT (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with shellshock while the 45th Battalion was  between Pozieres and Martinpuich.

Thursday, 17 August 1916            

Alfred WARDROP was admitted to hospital in Rouen, France, with a gunshot wound to the right hand, and sent to England a few days later and admitted to the 3rd General Hospital in London for treatment.

Harold Roy Devlin UHR (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia from Port Suez on the H.T. Clan McGillivray sick with Influenza.

Saturday, 19 August 1916

Frank HUMPHREY (60th Battalion) was admitted to the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Le Harve in France with Bacillary Dysentery.

Tuesday, 22 August 1916             

Robert Clyde CAMPBELL (13th Battalion) and two other Coo-ees embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A18 Wiltshire, bound for Plymouth in England.

Wednesday, 23 August 1916      

Frank HUMPHREY (60th Battalion) died of disease (Bacillary Dysentery) after being hospitalised 4 days before at the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Le Harve, France.

Frank Humphrey's headstone at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 2/9/2014)

Frank Humphrey’s headstone at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 2/9/2014)

Lightfoot Lamonby HAMPSON (4th Division Ammunition Column) was evacuated sick with Influenza when the 4th Division Ammunition Column was at Acquin, France.

Thursday, 24 August 1916

Sydney CARVER (45th Battalion) was promoted to Corporal in France.

Tuesday, 29 August 1916             

During the Battle of the Somme, when the 13th Battalion was attacking Mouquet Farm, Robert AYRES (13th Battalion) was wounded in action with shellshock, and Leslie Webster GREENLEAF (13th Battalion) was wounded in action, with a gunshot wound to his right hand.

George DAVIDSON (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Avoca Valley near La Boisselle in France, with shrapnel wound to his left arm.

Wednesday, 30 August 1916      

Alan John Burnett EASTERBROOK (13th Battalion) was wounded in action with minor shrapnel wounds at Mouquet Farm. Joseph HEALEY (13th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Mouquet Farm, and evacuated with shellshock.

William Joseph MUNRO (13th Battalion) was reported missing in action at Mouquet Farm, and was later reported as being captured as a prisoner of war.

William Joseph Munro (seated), German prisoner of war (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 8/6/1918)

William Joseph Munro (seated), German prisoner of war (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 8/6/1918)

George EWENS (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his leg and back in the vicinity of Mouquet Farm.

Arthur CUMMINGS (1st Battalion) who had embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22nd August 1916 disembarked at Freemantle in Western Australia sick.

Thursday, 31 August 1916            

James CRAWFORD (13th Battalion) received a gunshot wound to his back while the 13th Battalion was being relieved from the vicinity of Mouquet Farm, and was evacuated to the 49th Casualty Clearing Station.

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