TIMELINE January 1917

TIMELINE January 1917

Monday, 1 January 1917

Private James MCKEOWN (45th Battalion) was evacuated to England sick with bronchitis.

Sunday, 2 January 1916

Private James MCKEOWN (45th Battalion) was admitted to the Lewisham Military Hospital in England with bronchitis after evacuation from France.

Thursday, 4 January 1917

James MAHER (13th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

James Maher, 1915 (Photograph courtesy of L. Leo)

James Maher, 1915 (Photograph courtesy of L. Leo)

Saturday, 6 January 1917

Private George Arthur FAWBERT was discharged due to defective vision at Liverpool Camp.

Tuesday, 9 January 1917

Privates Percy Edward BLACKWOOD  and  Patrick Joseph O’LOUGHLIN (O’LOUGHLEN) (both  reinforcements for the 3rd Battalion )arrived at Devonport in England on the HMAT A24 Benalla.

Private Richard John CROCKER  (reinforcement for the 60th Battalion) arrived on the HMAT Afric at Plymouth in England.

Wednesday, 10 January 1917

Private John Thomas SMITH (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the stomach, while working on a railway line near Longueval in France.

2nd Lieutenant Harry DAVENPORT (aka Harry SWENDSON) (reinforcement for the 4th Infantry Battalion) arrived at Devonport on the SS Port Nicholson.

Harry Davenport (Photograph courtesy of Dave Murray)

Harry Davenport (Photograph courtesy of Dave Murray)

2nd Lieutenant John Robert LEE (reinforcement for the 24th Battalion) arrived in England on the HMAT A8 Argyllshire.

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

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

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (reinforcement for the 3rd Battalion) and Private Henry NEIRHOFF (reinforcement for the 13th Battalion) arrived in Devonport aboard the SS Port Nicholson.

Friday, 12 January 1917

Private John Thomas SMITH (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the 12th General Hospital at Rouen in France.

Saturday, 13 January 1917

Private Harold Roy Devlin UHR was discharged medically unfit in Australia (2nd enlistment, he did not leave Australia).

Sunday, 14 January 1917

Private Thomas SHAW (4th Pioneer Battalion) boarded the hospital ship Kanowna at Southampton for return to Australia (he had been wounded at Pozieres on 7th August 1916 with gunshot wounds to the left leg and neck).

Tuesday, 16 January 1917

Private Francis Charles FINLAYSON (reinforcement for the 13th Battalion) embarked for France from England.

Thursday, 18 January 1917

Private Percy Walter HOLPEN (46th Battalion) received a gunshot wound to his chest in the trenches in front of Fricaurt in France. He was evacuated to a Casualty Clearing Station.

L. Cpl. W. Holpen, Redfern, Sydney. Died of Illness (Sydney Mail, 8/1/1919)

L. Cpl. W. Holpen, Redfern, Sydney. Died of Illness (Sydney Mail, 8/1/1919)

Saturday, 20 January 1917

Private Francis Albury HOLLAND  (45th Battalion) was discharged in Australia medically unfit (he had arrived back in Australia in December 1916 with epilepsy).

Monday, 22 January 1917

Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN re-enlisted at Victoria Barracks in Sydney.

Wednesday, 24 January 1917

Jacob Isak PALMGREN (reinforcement for the 45th Battalion) embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A68 Anchises, bound for England.

Private Percy Walter HOLPEN (46th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd Stationery Hospital at Rouen in France wounded with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Sunday, 28 January 1917

Private Percy Walter HOLPEN (46th Battalion) was placed on a hospital ship at Le Havre for evacuation to England.

Monday, 29 January 1917

Private William SMITH (4602 Gilgandra) (reinforcements for the 30th Battalion) arrived in Devonport in England on the HMAT Beltana A72.

Private Percy Walter HOLPEN (46th Battalion) was admitted to the 1st London General Hospital.

Private James MCKEOWN (45th Battalion) was transferred from the Lewisham Military Hospital to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford [bronchitis].

Wednesday, 31 January 1917

Private George Arthur FAWBERT re-enlisted for home service with the Headquarters Band at Liverpool Camp.

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