TIMELINE February 1917

Timeline February 1917

Thursday, 1 February 1917

Private Alfred Rupert Clyde LINGSTROM ( Gilgandra Coo-ee, Anzac Mounted Division Signal Squadron) was sent to hospital sick.

Private Henry James Naughton BLAKEMAN  (Lithgow Coo-ee, 54th Battalion) was sent to the 15th Australian Field Ambulance suffering Trench Feet.

Sunday, 4 February 1917

Private Francis Charles FINLAYSON (Parramatta Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was killed in action while the 13th Battalion was taking part in an attack on the German trenches in the vicinity of Guedecourt, France.  He has no known grave.

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

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

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY (Blayney Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was wounded in action for the second time, near Guedecourt, France, with a gunshot wound to the left knee.

Private William Stirling MASON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was wounded in action near Guedecourt, France, with multiple shrapnel wounds to his right arm.

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was wounded in action  near Guedecourt, France, with a gunshot wound to the right leg.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY (Blayney Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the 12th Australian Field Ambulance.

Wednesday, 7 February 1917

Private Stanley Everard STEPHENS (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was slightly wounded in action whilst the Battalion was in action near Guedecourt, France. He was one of 51 wounded this day another 21 members of the Battalion were killed.

Stanley Everard Stephens (Photograph courtesy of M. Stephens)

Stanley Everard Stephens (Photograph courtesy of M. Stephens)

Private William Stirling MASON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd Canadian Stationery Hospital at Bologne, France.

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the 10th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Friday, 9 February 1917

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY (Blayney Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted tot the 8th General Hospital at Rouen, France. Later that day he was sent to Le Havre and placed aboard the Hospital Ship Formosa for evacuation to England.

Private William Stirling MASON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was placed aboard the HS Princess Elizabeth for evacuation to England.

Saturday, 10 February 1917

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY (Blayney Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the 2nd Birmingham War Hospital in England.

Private William Stirling MASON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the Norfolk War Hospital in England.

Sunday, 11 February 1917

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was placed aboard the HS Aberdonian for evacuation to England.

Monday, 12 February 1917

Private Henry James Naughton BLAKEMAN  (Lithgow Coo-ee, 54th Battalion)  was placed aboard the 15th Ambulance Train and transferred to the 12th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Tuesday, 13 February 1917

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (Springwood Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth, England.

Wednesday, 14 February 1917

Private Alfred Rupert Clyde LINGSTROM (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, ANZAC Mounted Division Signal Squadron) was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia.

Thursday, 15 February 1917

Private Stanley Everard STEPHENS (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 13th Battalion) re-joined his Battalion near Mametz in France.

Monday, 12 February 1917

Private Alfred Rupert Clyde LINGSTROM (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, ANZAC Mounted Division Signal Squadron), was sent to hospital sick.

Tuesday, 20 February 1917

Private Thomas William EVANS (Dubbo Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time with a gunshot wound to the head.

Private Alfred Rupert Clyde LINGSTROM (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, ANZAC Mounted Division Signal Squadron) was transferred to a Convalescent Depot.

Wednesday, 21 February 1917

Private Harold Brooks DAVIS (Ashfield Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was wounded in action, when he received multiple gunshot wounds when the 45th Battalion was engaged in action at Guedecourt, France, and he was evacuated to the 45th Casualty Clearing Station.

Thursday, 22 February 1917

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, 45th Battalion) for his action of the night of 22/23 February near Guedecourt, France,  was subsequently awarded a Military Medal.

Private T. H. Turvey, of Gilgandra "Coo-ees", awarded Military Medal (Newspaper unknown, 1917)

Private T. H. Turvey, of Gilgandra “Coo-ees”, awarded Military Medal (Newspaper unknown, 1917)

Friday, 23 February 1917

Private George Elsie EWENS (Blayney/Bathurst Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was wounded in action near Guedecourt, France, for a second time with a shrapnel wound to his finger.

Lance Corporal James MAHER  (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, 45th Battalion) was wounded in action near Guedecourt, France,  with a gunshot wound to the left ankle and buttock.

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

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

Private Alfred WARDROP (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was wounded for a second time with a gunshot wound to the left leg, which was amputated.

Sunday, 25 February 1917

Private Thomas William EVANS (Dubbo Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was placed aboard the 21st Ambulance Train and conveyed to the 11th Stationery Hospital at Rouen, France.

Private George Elsie EWENS (Blayney/Bathurst Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was placed aboard the 21st Ambulance Train and conveyed to the 10th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Monday, 26 February 1917

Lance Corporal James MAHER (Gilgandra Coo-ee, supplementary list, 45th Battalion) was placed on the 31st Ambulance Train and taken to 26th General Hospital at Etaples, France.

Private Alfred WARDROP  (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was placed aboard the 31st Ambulance Train and was taken to St. Johns Ambulance Brigade at Etaples, France.

Alfred Wardrop (Courtesy of Gary Wardrop)

Alfred Wardrop (Courtesy of Gary Wardrop)

Tuesday, 27 February 1917

Private Harold Brooks DAVIS (Ashfield Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was evacuated by the 21st Hospital Train to the 6th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Private Jack Henry HUNT (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was evacuated to the 45th Clearing Station suffering from Trench Feet  he was later sent to England, where the third toe of his right foot was amputated.

Wednesday, 28 February 1917

Private Harold Brooks DAVIS (Ashfield Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) died of his wounds in the 6th General Hospital, Rouen, France.

Harold Brooks Davis' headstone at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Harold Brooks Davis’ headstone at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 7/9/2014)

Private Allan Allan James DENMEAD (Bathurst Coo-ee, 53rd Battalion) embarked for France from England.

Private Jack Henry HUNT (Gilgandra Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was evactuated and placed aboard the 9th Ambulance Train and moved back to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital at Bolonge France.

Private Sidney James De Courcy HEUSTON (Wellington/Orange Coo-ee, 45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit in Australia. (Private Heuston had been wounded in action on 6th August 1916 in the Battle of Pozieres, suffering a gunshot wound to his right leg).

Pte. S. Heuston (The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial, 14/10/1916)

Pte. S. Heuston (The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial, 14/10/1916)

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