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