TIMELINE October 1916

TIMELINE October 1916

Saturday, 7 October 1916

Privates Thomas ANDERSON and Archibald MCINTYRE embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A40 Ceramic, and arrived at Plymouth on 21st  November 1916.

Tuesday, 10 October 1916

1st anniversary of the start of the Coo-ee March at Gilgandra on Sunday, 10th October 1915. Click on the following two articles to read what was published in newspapers at that time:

The Coo-ees part in the fray anniversary of the start The Bathurst Times, 10 October, 1916, p. 4.

Anniversary of their start The Sunday Times, October 8, 1916, p. 9.

Friday, 13 October 1916

Privates James Burke and Robert Clyde CAMPBELL arrived on the HMAT A18 Wiltshire.

Sunday, 15 October 1916

Lance Corporal Maurice Bertram FREE was wounded in action in Belgium with a shrapnel wound to his chest.

Thursday, 19 October 1916

Private Joseph ARMSTRONG (who had initially been reported as having been killed in action after the Battle of Fromelles), was reported to be a prisoner of war in Germany on this day.

Wednesday, 25 October 1916

Privates Allan James DENMEAD and James O’NEILL embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A11 Ascanius, and arrived at Devonport in England on 28th December 1916.

Thursday, 26 October 1916

Acting Sergeant Stanley Everard STEPHENS, Acting Sergeant Thomas Walter DOWD, and Acting Corporal Francis Charles FINLAYSON arrived at Plymouth in England on HMAT A14 Euripides, as reinforcements for the 13th Battalion.  Leo Ambrose STINSON (20th Battalion) and Albert Warren PEARCE (1st Battalion) also arrived on the same ship.

Stanley Everard Stephens (Photograph courtesy of M. Stephens)

Stanley Everard Stephens (Photograph courtesy of M. Stephens)

Percy Edward BLACKWOOD re-enlisted in the AIF at Dubbo (who had been discharged at Liverpool on 6th April 1916 after the Coo-ee March).

Friday, 27 October 1916

Patrick Joseph O’LOUGHLIN (O’LOUGHLEN) re-enlisted at Dubbo (after having being discharded at Liverpool on 29th November 1915 medically unfit, with varicous veins).

Saturday, 28 October 1916

Trooper William Solomon CISSMAN arrived in Australia after being sent home from Egypt with club foot.

Tuesday, 31 October 1916

2nd Lieutenant John Robert LEE embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A8 Argyllshire, and arrived in England on 10th January 1917.

Lieutenant J. R. Lee (Sydney Mail, 3/3/1920)

Lieutenant J. R. Lee (Sydney Mail, 3/3/1920)

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