TIMELINE October 1917

Timeline October 1917

Thursday, 4 October 1917

Lance Corporal Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion) was killed in action (first reported as missing in action) when the 4th Battalion was engaged in an attack at Broodseinde Ridge in Belgium.

KEATING D. on on 4th Battalion panel [near bottom of left row in Lance Corporal section] at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium (Photograph: H. Thompson 11/9/2012)

Lieutenant Harry DAVENPORT (aka Harry SWENDSON) (4th Battalion) was wounded in action, being shot in the chest when the 4th Battalion was engaged in an attack at Broodseinde Ridge. He was evacuated to an Aid Post, but died of his wounds prior to arrival that same day.

Harry Davenport (Photograph courtesy of Dave Murray)

Swendson H. (served as Davenport H.) name in Lieutenant section on 4th Bn. Australian Infantry Battalion panel at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium (Photograph: H. Thompson 11/9/2012)

Friday, 12 October 1917

Private William Henry PEPPERNELL (36th Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his right knee when the thigh, when the 36th Battalion was involved in an unsuccessful attack to capture Passchendaele Ridge near the village of Passchendaele. He was admitted to the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

Monday, 15 October 1917

Driver William Hilton SAUNDERS (4th Division Ammunition Column) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his right foot in France.

William Hilton Saunders (Photograph courtesy of Macquarie Regional Library)

Wednesday, 17 October 1917

Private William Stirling MASON (13th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time, being gassed, in the vicinity of Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Thursday, 18 October 1917

Private Joseph Jacob John HERRINGE (13th Battalion) was wounded by mustard gas poisoning in the vicinity of Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Joseph Herringe and his mother Bridget Herringe (Photograph courtesy Marie Cribbin)

Friday, 19 October 1917

Private Reginald Arthur COWELL (4th Division Light Trench Mortar Battery) was wounded in action for a second time, with a shrapnel wound to his eye, in the vicinity of Passchendaele, Belgium.

Private R. A. Cowell (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 19/1/1918)

Saturday, 20 October 1917

Private William Henry PEPPERNELL (36th Battalion) was evacuated to England on the Hospital Ship Carisbrooke Castle.

Sunday, 21 October 1917

Private William Henry PEPPERNELL (36th Battalion) was admitted to the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital Cheltenham Area with a gun shot wound to right thigh slight.

Tuesday, 23 October 1917

Lance Corporal Edwin Joseph FULLER (54th Battalion) was wounded in action, being gassed, in Belgium.

Wednesday, 24 October 1917

Lance Corporal  John Graham WATSON (13th Battalion) was wounded in action for the second time with gas poisoning, in Belgium. He was moved back to the 17th Casualty Clearing Station.

Friday, 26 October 1917

Lance Corporal  John Graham WATSON (13th Battalion) was admitted to the 9th General Hospital at Roen, France.

 

Wednesday, 31 October 1917

Private Edward Montgomery SHEPPARD (1st Pioneer Battalion) embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A14 Euripedes, bound for England.

Trooper David James O’ROURKE was with the 12th Light Horse Regiment when it participated in the Charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba.

David James O’Rourke. Photograph courtesy of Warren O’Rourke.

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