TIMELINE August 1918

TIMELINE August 1918

Thursday, 1 August 1918

Lance Corporal William John SHANNON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Essex for medical discharge.

Private George EAVERS  (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Essex for medical discharge.

Saturday, 3 August 1918

Private William Charles ELLERY  (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [chronic rheumatic arthritis].

Sunday, 11 August 1918

Corporal Alfred Fletcher MCLEAN (2nd Divisional Artillery Column) was wounded in action near Warfusee-Abancourt in France  with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was sent to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance.

Monday, 12 August 1918

Corporal Alfred Fletcher MCLEAN (2nd Divisional Artillery Column) was admitted to the 55th Casualty Clearing Station.

Tuesday, 13 August 1918

Corporal Alfred Fletcher MCLEAN (2nd Divisional Artillery Column) was admitted to the No. 11 Stationary Hospital at Rouen, France.

Private William CAIRNS  (13th Battalion) was discharged in Sydney medically unfit [trachoma].

Monday, 19 August 1918

Corporal Alfred Fletcher MCLEAN (2nd Divisional Artillery Column) was evacuated to England on a hospital ship.

Private Albert DENZEL (45th Battalion) for his action manning a Lewis gun in the vicinity of Lihons, France, was subsequently awarded a Military Medal.

Tuesday, 20 August 1918

Corporal Alfred Fletcher MCLEAN (2nd Divisional Artillery Column) was admitted to the Bath War Hospital in England.

Wednesday, 21 August 1918

Private William Allan Luther PHILPOTT  (69 Squadron Australian Flying Corps) was discharged medically unfit [D.A.H.].

Private William Henry GRIFFITHS  (Australian Motor Transport Service) married Miss Kathleen Spires at Christ Church, Chelsea, England.

Friday, 23 August 1918

Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was slightly wounded in action when the 34th Battalion was in the line near Vaire-sous-Corbie, France. He remained on duty with the Battalion.

Saturday, 31 August 1918

Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time with a gunshot wound to his nose, when the 34th Battalion was attacking along the Somme River between Bray and Curlu, France.  He was admitted to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station.

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