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TIMELINE June 1918

TIMELINE June 1918

Saturday, 1 June 1918

Lance Corporal Thomas Walter DOWD (19th Battalion) was appointed as Second Lieutenant and was posted to Machine Gun Corps Reinforcements for the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion.

Private Thomas ANDERSON  (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia Sydney aboard the H.T. Borda for medical discharge.

Private Jacob Joseph Jacob John HERRINGE  (13th Battalion) was evacuated to England aboard the hospital ship Princess Elizabeth suffering trench fever, and was admitted to the Reading Military Hospital later that day.

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

Sunday, 2 June 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF  (13th Battalion) was placed aboard the 39th Ambulance Train, after being wounded on 20th May with a bomb wound to his left arm in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux.

Monday, 3 June 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF  (13th Battalion) was evacuated to England by Hospital Ship Panama (gunshot wound left arm).

Tuesday, 4 June 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF  (13th Battalion) was admitted to the Kitchener Military Hospital at Brighton, England.

Lance Corporal William Henry PEPPERNELL  (33rd Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time,  in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux, receiving a flesh wound to this left arm, and was sent to the 10th Australia Field Ambulance,  then moved to the 5th Casualty Clearing Station.

Friday, 7 June 1918

Private Walter CAVILL  (55th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Suevic  for medical discharge.

Tuesday, 8 June 1918

Lance Corporal William Henry PEPPERNELL  (33rd Battalion) was admitted to the 12th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Monday, 10 June 1918

Private Joseph PARRISH  (4th Machine Gun Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux, where he received a gunshot wound to his neck, and was take to the 4th Australian Field Ambulance, and later that day taken to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station.

Lance Corporal William Henry PEPPERNELL  (33rd Battalion) was evacuated to England aboard the HS Grantully Castle.

Tuesday, 11 June 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF  was transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield, England.

Private Joseph PARRISH  (4th Machine Gun Battalion) was placed aboard the 17th Ambulance Train to be taken to the 53rd General Hospital at Boulogne, France.

Lance Corporal William Henry PEPPERNELL  (33rd Battalion) was admitted to the Horton County of London War Hospital at Epsom.

Wednesday, 12 June 1918

Private Joseph PARRISH (4th Machine Gun Battalion) was admitted to the 53rd General Hospital at Boulogne, France, with a gunshot wound to his neck, where he was also diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia.

Private Charles Henry MAIDENS  (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Marathon for medical discharge.

Thursday, 13 June 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF was discharged from hospital on leave from 13th June 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot at Sutton Veny on 27th June 1918.

Friday, 14 June 1918

Private William Charles ELLERY (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Dunvegan Castle for medical discharge.

Saturday, 22 June 1918

Lieutenant John Robert LEE (21st Battalion) was discharged medically unfit.

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

Monday, 24 June 1918

Private Andrew James MCGREGOR  (2nd Australian Field Bakery) was admitted to hospital with sclerosis spinal cord.

Andrew James McGregor (Daily Telegraph 22/9/1916)

Wednesday, 26 June 1918

Lance Corporal William Henry PEPPERNELL  (33rd Battalion) was transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford, England.

Thursday, 27 June 1918

Private Joseph PARRISH  (4th Machine Gun Battalion) died of wounds at the 53rd General Hospital, Boulogne.  He was  buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.

Joseph Parrish’s headstone at Terlincthun British Cemetery, France (Photograph: H. Thompson 5/9/2014)

Lance William John SHANNON (4th Pioneer Battalion) departed England aboard the H.M.A.T. Essex bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Sunday, 30 June 1918

Private Andrew James MCGREGOR  was evacuated to hospital in England on 30th June 1918 (sclerosis spinal cord).

 

TIMELINE May 1918

TIMELINE May 1918

Thursday, 2 May 1918

Sergeant James Gerald CAMERON (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder during fighting around Villers-Bretonneux, and he was sent to the 12th Australian Field Ambulance.

James Gerald Cameron (Photograph courtesy of his grandson Dennis Richards)

On the 2nd of May 1918 Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd Stationary Hospital at Rouen with Influenza.

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (35th Battalion) was moved back to the 12th Casualty Clearing Station (after being gassed in the vicinity of Morlancourt, France, on 30th April 1918).

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF (13th Battalion) was with his Battalion defending Villers-Bretonneux when he undertook an action for which he was recommended for (and subsequently awarded with) the Military Medal. The citation read: ‘East of Villers-Bretonneux on the morning of the 2nd May, 1918, when an officer was severely wounded by M.G. fire and lay within full view of the enemy, Privates Greenleaf and Smith went to his assistance and carried him in at great personal risk. With the assistance of two other men they improvised a stretcher squad, and, as the case was a serious one, carried through with it to the Regimental Aid Post. This was done in broad day light, and practically the whole route was under observation of enemy snipers who were very active.’

Friday, 3 May 1918

Sergeant James Gerald CAMERON (45th Battalion) was evacuated to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station.

Corporal John MARTIN (54th Battalion) was sent to Hospital in England aboard a hospital ship, (with a gunshot wound to the chest he received on 24th April 1918 in the vicinity of  Villers-Bretonneux, France).

Saturday, 4 May 1918

Corporal John MARTIN (54th Battalion) was admitted to the 5th Southern General Hospital at Portsmouth, England.

Sergeant James Gerald CAMERON (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 1st Canadian General Hospital.

Private Thomas ANDERSON  (13th Battalion) departed Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the H.T. Borda, bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Private Charles Edward BOW (4th Pioneer Battalion) was discharged from the A.I.F. in Sydney medically unfit (chronic bronchitis).

Sunday, 5 May 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (35th Battalion) was moved to the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Abbeville, France.

Monday, 6 May 1918

Lance Corporal Frederick Graham HARVEY (4th Pioneer Battalion) was sent to the 12th Australian Field Ambulance in France suffering from bronchitis, and he was moved to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station later that day.

Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was discharged from the 3rd Stationary Hospital at Rouen and transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot at Rouen, then moved the next day to the No. 1 Convalescent Depot at Rouelles, France (recovering from influenza).

Tuesday, 7 May 1918

Trooper William Henry NICHOLLS (7th Light Horse Regiment) was one of those killed when eight enemy aeroplanes bombed the camp of the Regiment at Jericho, Palestine.

Lance Corporal Frederick Graham HARVEY (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the 27th Ambulance Train in France.

Wednesday, 8 May 1918

Lance Corporal Frederick Graham HARVEY (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the 6th General Hospital at Rouen, France (bronchitis).

Thursday, 9 May 1918

Private Jack Graham WIGGINS (45th Battalion)  was discharged from hospital  in England (following being wounded in action receiving a shrapnel wound to his left thigh on 28th March 1918).

Pte. J. Wiggins (Sunday Times, 8/10/1916, p. 9)

Friday, 10 May 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (35th Battalion) was placed aboard a Hospital Train and taken to the coast in France.

Saturday, 11 May 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (35th Battalion) was evacuated to England by Hospital Ship, and admitted to the Whipps Cross Hospital at Leytonstone, England, on the same day.

Sunday, 12 May 1918

Lance Corporal Frederick Graham HARVEY (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the Hospital Ship Grantully Castle for evacuation to England (bronchitis).

Monday, 13 May 1918

Lance Corporal Frederick Graham HARVEY (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the Winchester General Military Hospital in England.

Wednesday, 15 May 1918

Corporal John MARTIN (54th Battalion) was transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford, England.

Private Cyril Roy MCMILLAN  (45th Battalion) (who had been reported Missing In Action on 5th April 1918 when the 45th Battalion had been in action around Dernacourt, France), was reported to be a Prisoner of War.

Private Roy McMillan (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 11/5/1918)

Friday, 17 May 1918

On 17th May 1918 Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was discharged from hospital.

Corporal John MARTIN (54th Battalion) was discharged from hospital and went on leave reporting back to the 4th Convalescent Depot at Hurdcott, England, on 31st May 1918.

Private Jacob Isak PALMGREN (34th Battalion) was moved from the No. 1 Convalescent Depot at Rouelles where he had been recovering from Influenza  to the Australian Infantry  Base Depot on  Havre, France.

Monday, 20 May 1918

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF (13th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time in the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux, with a bomb wound to his left arm.  He was admitted to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance, the taken to the 47th Casualty Clearing Station.

Trooper Joe BILLING (7th Light Horse Regiment) was sent to the Australian Rest Station at Jericho, Palestine, suffering malaria.

Tuesday, 21 May 1918

Trooper Joe BILLING (7th Light Horse Regiment) was moved back to the 65th Casualty Clearing Station, then the 75th Casualty Clearing Station at Jerusalem (sick with malaria).

Sergeant James Gerald CAMERON (45th Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield, England.

Wednesday, 22 May 1918

Private Norman Hamond FRANCISCO (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded  when his Battalion was bombed by enemy aircraft when it was  in billets around the  village of Busy, France, receiving a bomb wound to his leg.  He was sent to the 4th Australian Field Ambulance.

Private Charles CREASE  (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T.  Field Marshall  for medical discharge.

Private Charles Crease (Sunday Times 8/10/1916)

3rd Air Mechanic William Allan Luther PHILPOTT  (69th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps) arrived in Australia aboard H.M.A.T. Field Marshall for medical discharge.

Thursday, 23 May 1918

Trooper Joe BILLING (7th Light Horse Regiment) was moved back by Hospital Train to the 47th Stationary Hospital at Gaza (sick with malaria).

Private Norman Hamond FRANCISCO (4th Pioneer Battalion) was moved back to the 5th Casualty Clearing Station.

Private Leslie Webster GREENLEAF (13th Battalion) was admitted to the 47th General Hospital at Le Treport, France.

Friday, 24 May 1918

Lieutenant John Robert LEE (21st Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T.  Kanowna for medical discharge.

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

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.M.A.T.  Kanowna for medical discharge.

Saturday, 25 May 1918

Private Joseph Jacob John HERRINGE  (13th Battalion) was sent to the 4th Australian Field Ambulance in France suffering pyrexia, then was moved back to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station later that day.

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

Sunday, 26 May 1918

Private Joseph Jacob John HERRINGE  (13th Battalion) was placed aboard the 20th Ambulance Train, and evacuated to the 56th General Hospital at Etaples, France, where he was admitted the next day (where  he was later diagnosed with trench fever).

Monday, 27 May 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN  (35th Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield, England.

Private Norman Hamond FRANCISCO (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the 10th Ambulance Train and admitted to the 47th General Hospital later that day (bomb wound to his right leg).

Tuesday, 28 May 1918

Trooper Leslie SULLIVAN (17th Company of the Imperial Camel Corps) was promoted to Lance Corporal in Egypt.

Wednesday, 29 May 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN  (35th Battalion) was discharged from hospital and granted leave to report to the No. 4 Command Depot at Hurdcott, England, on 12th June 1918.

Trooper Joe BILLING (7th Light Horse Regiment) was transferred from the 47th Stationary Hospital at Gaza to the 24th Stationary Hospital at Kantara, Egypt (sick with malaria).

Thursday, 30 May 1918

Trooper Joe BILLING (7th Light Horse Regiment) was transferred to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia, Egypt (sick with malaria).

TIMELINE April 1918

TIMELINE April 1918

Monday, 1 April 1918

Private Jack Graham WIGGINS  [45th Battalion) was placed aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege for evacuation to England, where he was admitted to the Norfolk War Hospital (after being  wounded  in action on 28th March 1918 with a shrapnel wound to his left thigh).

Pte. J. Wiggins (Sunday Times, 8/10/1916, p. 9)

Tuesday, 2 April 1918

Lance Corporal Laurence Leslie MAGUIRE (45th Battalion) was killed in action during a German artillery barrage when manning the line against the German offensive near Dernacourt, France,  on 2nd April 1918. He has no known grave.

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

Trooper David James O’ROURKE  (12th Light Horse Regiment) was part of a watering party at Jaffa, Palestine, when a horse kicked him in the left knee, and he was sent to the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance.

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

Wednesday, 3 April 1918

Trooper David James O’ROURKE  (12th Light Horse Regiment) was sent to the 43rd Stationary Hospital.

Thursday, 4 April 1918

Private John Herbert WATTS  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was sent to the 4th Australian Field Ambulance suffering from Influenza. He was later transferred to the 56th General Hospital in France.

Friday, 5 April 1918

Sergeant Sydney Raymond CARVER  (45th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time in the vicinity of Dernacourt, France, during the Second Battle of Dernacourt, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, and was sent to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance, then moved back the 29th Casualty Clearing Station.

Private Cyril Roy MCMILLAN  (45th Battalion) was reported missing in action in the vicinity of Dernacourt, France, during the Second Battle of Dernacourt – he was  captured as a prisoner of war.

Private Roy McMillan (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 11/5/1918)

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Henencourt Wood, France, by an artillery shell.

Trooper David James O’ROURKE  (12th Light Horse Regiment) was transferred to the 44th Stationary Hospital at Kantara, Egypt.

Saturday, 6 April 1918

Private William WEBBER  (45th Battalion) was killed in action in the vicinity of Dernacourt, France, when an artillery shell burst in the trench he was manning.

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was transferred to the 22nd General Hospital at Camiers, France .

Trooper David James O’ROURKE  (12th Light Horse Regiment) was transferred to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Port Said, Egypt.

Sergeant Sydney Raymond CARVER (45th Battalion)  was placed aboard the 27th Ambulance Train.

Sunday, 7 April 1918

Sergeant Sydney Raymond CARVER  (45th Battalion)  was placed aboard the 27th Ambulance Train and then admitted to the 7th Canadian General Hospital WHERE.

Monday, 8 April 1918

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was sent by hospital ship to England.

Tuesday, 9 April 1918

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the Dorset County Hospital at Dorchester.

Thursday, 11 April 1918

Private John William THOMPSON  (54th Battalion) was wounded in action with a shrapnel would to his left hand.

Friday, 12 April 1918

Private John William THOMPSON  (54th Battalion) was admitted to the 12th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Saturday, 13 April 1918

Private John William THOMPSON  (54th Battalion) was sent to the 5th Australian Division Base Depot at Le Havre, France.

Monday, 15 April 1918

Private Frank BLACK  (42nd Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Marathon for return to Australia for medical discharge.

Private Charles Henry MAIDENS  (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the Transport Marathon for return to Australia for medical discharge.

Tuesday, 16 April 1918

Private John Herbert WATTS  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was evacuated to England, and admitted to the Northampton Hospital, suffering Trench Fever.

Sunday, 21 April 1918

Private Walter CAVILL (55th Battalion) departed England aboard the Transport Suvic for return to Australia suffering Trench Fever.

Tuesday, 23 April 1918

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) died of wounds  at the Dorset County Hospital at Dorcherster.

Wednesday, 24 April 1918

Private Percy George BROWN  (54th Battalion) was wounded in action, being gassed in the vicinity of Villers Bretonneux, France, during the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

Corporal John MARTIN  (54th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Villers Bretonneux with a gunshot wound to his chest, during the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. He was taken to the 15th Australian Field Ambulance.

Thursday, 25 April 1918

Private Percy George BROWN  (54th Battalion) was sent to the 10th General Hospital, at Rouen.

Corporal John MARTIN  (54th Battalion)  was moved back to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station, then onto the 10th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Sergeant Sydney Raymond CARVER  (45th Battalion)  was placed aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth for evacuation to England.

Friday, 26 April 1918

Driver Peter WILSON  (1st Field Engineers Squadron) was injured when he was thrown from a pontoon wagon at Jerusalem, Palestine.

Sergeant Sydney Raymond CARVER  (45th Battalion)  was admitted to a hospital in England.

Saturday, 27 April 1918

Private John Thomas SMITH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was buried at Melcomb Regis Cemetery in Weymouth, England, with full military honours.

John Thomas Smith’s headstone at Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Weymouth, England (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 14/9/2016)

Sunday, 28 April 1918

Private Percy George BROWN  (54th Battalion) was sent to the 73rd General Hospital at Trouville, France.

Private William Allan Luther PHILPOTT  (13th Battalion) departed Durban, South Africa, on the H.M.A.T. Field Marshall, bound for Australia, for medical discharge.

Private Charles CREASE  (13th Battalion) departed Cape Town South Africa aboard the H.M.A.T. Field Marshall for return to Australia, for medical discharge.

Private Charles Crease (Sunday Times 8/10/1916)

Tuesday, 30 April 1918

Lance Corporal Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN  (35th Battalion)  was wounded in action, being gassed, while manning the front line in the vicinity of Morlancourt, France, and he was evacuated to the 9th Australian Field Ambulance.

Private John Herbert WATTS  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield.

TIMELINE March 1918

TIMELINE March 1918

Saturday, 2 March 1918

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [gunshot wound to his left arm, compound fracture to the humerus].

Sunday, 3 March 1918

Private John Thomas PARKER (4th Pioneer Battalion) was moved to the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station with Pyrexia.

Monday, 4 March 1918

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [gunshot wound to his groin].

Pte. George Ewens, of Manduarama (Evening News, 20/11/1917)

Wednesday, 6 Mach 1918

Private John Thomas PARKER (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the 19th Ambulance Train and admitted to the 55th General Hospital at Boulogne suffering trench fever.

Thursday, 7 March 1918

Private Alfred WARDROP (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Corinth for medical discharge.

Alfred Wardrop (Courtesy of Gary Wardrop)

Sunday, 10 March 1918

Private Thomas ANDERSON (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Durham Castle bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Tuesday, 12 March 1918

Lieutenant John Robert LEE (21st Battalion) left England aboard the transport Kenilworth Castle to commence his return to Australia for medical discharge.

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

Private Charles CREASE (13th Battalion) left England aboard the transport Kenilworth Castle bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Private Charles Crease (Sunday Times 8/10/1916)

Private William Allan Luther PHILPOTT (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Kenilworth Castle bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Private William Henry PEPPERNELL (36th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Wednesday, 13 March 1918

Private William Charles ELLERY (45th Battalion) departed England aboard the H.T. Dunvegan Castle bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Private John Thomas PARKER (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the H.S. Cambria and evacuated to England, and admitted to the Tankerton Military Hospitable at Whitstable, with Trench Fever.

Saturday, 16 March 1918

Lance Corporal John Graham WATSON (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Kanowna bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Thursday, 21 March 1918

Private Charles Edward BOW (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Euripides for medical discharge.

Private Frederick Graham HARVEY (MM) (4th Pioneer Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Thursday, 28 March 1918

Private Jack Graham WIGGINS [45th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time in the vicinity of Dernacourt, France, with a shrapnel wound to his left thigh.

Pte. J. Wiggins (Sunday Times, 8/10/1916, p. 9)

Friday, 29 March 1918

Private Jack Graham WIGGINS [45th Battalion) was moved to the 56th Casualty Clearing Station, then admitted to the 20th General Hospital at Camiers, France.

TIMELINE February 1918

TIMELINE February 1918

Friday, 8 February 1918

Sapper Samuel Mathew TANCRED (Engineer Depot, Sydney) was discharged medically unfit [tachycardia probably due to excessive cigarette smoking].

‘S. Tancred’, in The Queenslander Pictorial (p. 26), supplement to The Queenslander, 23 February 1918. Photograph courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Image number: 702692-19180223-s0026-0048. http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/415959

Thursday, 14 February 1918

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Runic for medical discharge.

Private Sidney Stanley Cannon (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 7/7/1917)

Private William CAIRNS (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Runic for medical discharge.

Saturday, 16 February 1918

Lance Corporal James MAHER (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Hospital Ship Kanowa for medical discharge.

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

Wednesday, 20 February 1918

Private Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (35th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Thursday, 21 February 1918

Private Richard EVANS (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [defective vision].

TIMELINE January 1918

TIMELINE January 1918

Tuesday, 1 January 1918

Driver William Hilton SAUNDERS  (4th Division Ammunition Column) wrote in his diary: “Still in Blighty but I think I will be going back again to La Belle France before very long. I am now in Heytesbury Artillery Depot [England]. Had a Holiday today & a real good dinner. Wonder if Peace will be declared this year (I wonder). Went to a concert in camp to-night. Party from Bristol.”[1]

Thursday, 3 January 1918

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Thermistocles for medical discharge.

Pte. George Ewens, of Manduarama (Evening News, 20/11/1917)

Private Colin David WREN (4th Pioneer Battalion) was discharged medically unfit.

Colin David Wren. Photograph courtesy of P. Kahler.

Friday, 4 January 1918

Private Walter James GOODLET (4th Pioneer Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [amputated left arm].

Coo-ees Walter Goodlet (left) and James Birrell Dawson (right), both amputees. Photograph courtesy of James Dawson’s great grandson Jamie Stacey.

Monday, 7 January 1918

Private George Allen LLOYD (2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion) was transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford [from another hospital in England, following an injury to his left knee and right little finger in the field on 6th November 1917 from a fall from a cycle].

Thursday, 10 January 1918

Private Alfred WARDROP (45th Battalion) left England aboard the Transport Corinthic bound for Australia to medical discharge [left foot amputated].

Friday, 18 January 1918

Private George Allen LLOYD (2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion) was discharged from hospital and send to the No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, England.

Monday, 21 January 1918

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (3rd Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [bomb wound to his back] .

Private Robert William PETTIGREW (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [asthma].

Monday, 28 January 1918

Private Jack Henry HUNT (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [amputated toe].

Jack Hunt, Lemaire Studios, Military Camp, Liverpool. Photograph courtesy of Iain and Judy Macdonald.

Wednesday, 30 January 1918

Private Robert Clyde CAMPBELL (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [oedema of left leg].

Private Charles Edward BOW (4th Pioneer Battalion) left England aboard the Transport Euripides bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Thursday, 31 January 1918

Private Robert AYRES (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [suffering senility].

Gunner Walter James MITCHELL (10th Field Artillery Brigade) was discharged medically unfit [myalgia debility after C.S. fever].

 

[1] Saunders, William Hilton, personal diary, 1918. Original diary held by UNSW Canberra, Academy Library Special Collection.

Timeline December 1917

TIMELINE December 2017

Saturday, 1 December 1917

Private Ernest Henry KING  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Wednesday, 5 December 1917

Private Percy Frederick COOPER  (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 2nd Canadian General Hospital suffering from Trench Fever.

Sunday, 9 December 1917

Private Percy Frederick COOPER  (45th Battalion) was transferred to the 3rd Convalescent Depot.

Wednesday, 12 December 1917

Private James Birrell DAWSON (54th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit, with a disability of an amputated right arm.

Coo-ees Walter Goodlet (left) and James Birrell Dawson (right), both amputees. Photograph courtesy of James Dawson’s great grandson Jamie Stacey.

Thursday, 13 December 1917

Private William Charles ELLERY (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 9th General Hospital at Rouen France suffering from Rheumatic Fever.

Friday, 14 December 1917

Private William Charles ELLERY (45th Battalion) was placed aboard a hospital ship for evacuation to England.

Saturday, 15 December 1917

Private William Charles ELLERY (45th Battalion) was admitted to the University War Hospital at Southampton England suffering from chronic rheumatism.

Sunday, 16 December 1917

Private Jack Henry HUNT (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Port Lyttleton for medical discharge.

Jack Hunt, Lemaire Studios, Military Camp, Liverpool. Photograph courtesy of Iain and Judy Macdonald.

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (3rd Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Port Lyttleton for medical discharge.

Lance Corporal James MAHER (45th Battalion) departed England aboard the Hospital Ship No. 2 bound for Australia for medical discharge.

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

Thursday, 20 December 1917

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON (4th Pioneer Battalion) departed England aboard the H.M.A.T.  Runic bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Private Sidney Stanley Cannon (Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 7/7/1917)

Private William CAIRNS (13th Battalion) left England aboard the H.M.A.T. Runic bound for Australia for medical discharge.

Tuesday, 25 December 1917

Private Joseph John WILLIAMS (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit with debility.

Monday, 24 December 1917

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 11th Australian Field Ambulance suffering from Influenza.

Tuesday, 25 December 1917

Private Harold Roy Devlin UHR (17th Battalion) arrived at Devonport England from Australia aboard the Transport Euripides.

Saturday, 29 December 1917

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit with gun shot wound to the left leg, and over age.

Monday, 31 December 1917

Private Robert Clyde CAMPBELL  (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Berrima for medical discharge.

Private Robert AYRES (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Berrima for medical discharge.

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Casualty Clearing Station with Influenza.

TIMELINE November 1917

TIMELINE November 1917

Wednesday, 1 November 1917

Private Laurence Leslie MAGUIRE (45th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY MM (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit.

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

Sunday, 4 November 1917

Private Albert Warren PEARCE was attached to the Group Hospital at Sutton Venny for duty.

Monday, 5 November 1917

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion)  left England for return to Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Themistocles.

Pte. George Ewens, of Manduarama (Evening News, 20/11/1917)

Monday, 12 November 1917

Private Percy Walter HOLPEN (46th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

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

Friday, 16 November 1917

Driver Walter CAVILL (55th Battalion) was evacuated to England on the Hospital Ship St. Andrew suffering with Trench Fever.

Saturday, 17 November 1917

Driver Walter CAVILL (55th Battalion) was admitted to the 1st Western General Hospital at Liverpool, England, suffering from Trench Fever (serious).

Tuesday, 20 November 1917

Private Joseph John WILLIAMS (13th Battalion) arrived in Sydney on H.T. Suevic .

Gunner Walter James MITCHELL (10th Field Artillery Brigade) arrived in Sydney on H. T. Suevic.

Private Colin David WREN (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Sydney on H. T. Suevic.

Colin David Wren. Photograph courtesy of P. Kahler.

Thursday, 22 November 1917

Private Thomas William EVANS (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit.

Sunday, 25 November 1917

Private George DAVIDSON (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the H.M.A.T. Borda.

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS (45th Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the H.M.A.T. Borda.

Private Leo Ambrose STINSON (20th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the  H.M.A.T.  Borda for medical discharge.

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.

TIMELINE September 1917

Timeline September 2017

Tuesday, 11 September 1917

Private Herbert William SPICER  (2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion) was wounded in action being gassed during a gas attack in the vicinity of La Clytte, Belgium.

Wednesday, 12 September 1917

Private Herbert William SPICER  (2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion) was placed aboard the 21st Ambulance Train and admitted to the 53rd General Hospital at Boulogne, France.

Sunday, 16 September 1917

Private Edwin Joseph FULLER (54th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Tuesday, 18 September 1917

Private Patrick Joseph O’LOUGHLIN (O’LOUGHLEN) (3rd Infantry Battalion) was killed in action at Dickebush, Belgium, preparing for an attack in the vicinity of Polygon Wood.

O’Loughen J P on 3rd Battalion Australian Infantry panel [third row in centre on right] at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium (Photograph: H. Thompson 11/9/2012)

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY  (13th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the transport Euripedes for medical discharge [GSW left knee].

Wednesday, 19 September 1917

Private James O’NEILL (18th Battalion) was wounded in action near Bellewaarde Ridge, Belgium. He was evacuated to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, where he died later that same day of his wounds – it was his first time in action.

James O’Neill’s headstone at the Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium (Photograph: H. Thompson 29/8/2014)

Sunday, 23 September 1917

Private Herbert William SPICER  (2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Convalescent Depot at Boulogne, France.

Tuesday, 25 September 1917

Private George SEAMAN  (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the Transport Nestor for medical discharge [debility after shell shock  inguinal hernia].

Private Herbert William SPICER  (2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion) was transferred to the 10th Convalescent Depot.

Private Ernest TATTERSALL  (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived at Sydney aboard the transport Nestor for medical discharge [leg ulcer}.

Private William Henry GRIFFITHS  (13th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Westhoek, Belgium – he received a shrapnel wound to his chest.

Wednesday, 26 September

Private Leo Ambrose STINSON  (20th Battalion) left England aboard the transport Borda bound for Australia for medical discharge [ GSW back and right arm at Bullecourt).

Private George DAVIDSON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) departed England bound for Australia aboard the transport Borda for medical discharge [deformity to left elbow as a result of a high explosive shell near Mouquet Farm during the Battle of the Somme].

L/Corporal Henry MOSS  (45th Battalion) departed England on 26th September 1917 on the HMAT Borda to return to Australia for medical discharge [ GSW left arm and jaw during an attack on Messines Ridge, Belgium]

Thursday, 27 September 1917

Private William Henry GRIFFITHS  (13th Battalion) was placed aboard the 24th Ambulance Train, and admitthe 7th Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, France.

Gunner Walter James MITCHELL  (10th Field Artiller Brigade) departed Englandaboard the transport Suvic bound for Australia for medical discharge [suffering myalgia].

Private Colin David WREN  (4th Pioneer Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Suvic bound for Australia for medical discharge [incontinence of urine and overage]

Saturday, 29 September 1917

Private Joseph Raymond McGUIRE  (45th Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Westhoek Ridge, Belgium.  He received a bomb wound to his right leg, and was evacuated to the 10th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wound.

Private Charles CREASE  (13th Battalion) was wounded in action for a second time with multiple shrapnel wounds to his arms, legs and chest, near Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY MM arrived in Australia on the transport Demostheues [GSW to abdomen at Messines Ridge in Belgium].

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

Private Joseph John WILLIAMS  (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the transport Suvic bound for Australia [trench fever].