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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].

TIMELINE August 1917

TIMELINE August  1917

Thursday, 2 August 1917

Private Frank BLACK  (42nd Battalion) embarked from Sydney on the HMAT A28 Miltiades [and arrived in Glasgow Scotland on 2nd October 1917].

Saturday, 4 August 1917

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS (45th Battalion) was placed aboard the Hospital Ship St David for evacuation to England [wounded with gunshot wounds to left arm and compound fracture humerus].

Sunday, 5 August 1917

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS  (45th Battalion) was admitted to the Middlesex County War Hospital in England.

Saturday, 11 August 1917

Private Robert Michael HICKEY (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [mitral Incompetence].

Tuesday, 14 August 1917

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS  (45th Battalion) was transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Dartford, England.

Private Ernest Stephen TAYLOUR (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [shell shock].

Tuesday, 21 August 1917

Private Alan John Burnett EASTERBROOK  (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [rheumatism].

Thursday, 23 August 1917

Private Louis Henry ATTENBOROUGH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [deafness, senility & rheumatism].

Saturday, 25 August 1917

Corporal James Gerald CAMERON  (45th Battalion) was promoted to Sergeant.

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

Private Arthur Joseph CUMMINGS (1st Battalion) arrived at Plymouth England on the Transport Borda.

Monday, 27 August 1917

Private Thomas William EVANS  (45th Battalion) departed England for return to Australia aboard the Transport Pakeha for medical discharge [fracture of skull from shrapnel wound].

Wednesday, 29 August 1917

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS  (45th Battalion) was discharged from hospital and sent to No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth.

Private Thomas SHAW  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was discharged medically unfit in Australia [GSW left leg and neck]/

TIMELINE July 1917

TIMELINE July 1917

Tuesday, 3 July 1917

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed aboard the 8th Ambulance Train and sent to the 13th General Hospital at Boulogne, France,  where he was admitted with a gunshot wound to his right temple [wounded  6th June 1917 at Messines, Belgium].

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

Thursday, 5 July 1917

Private Walter James GOODLET (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the H.T. Themistocles for medical discharge [amputated arm].

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

Private James Birrell DAWSON  (54th Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the transport H.T. Themistocles for medical discharge [amputated arm].

Private James MCKEOWN  (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia  aboard the  H.T. Themistocles for medical discharge.

Private Louis Henry ATTENBOROUGH  (4th Pioneer Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Themistocles for medical discharge [suffering for deafness senility and rheumatism and being over age].

H.M.A.T. Themistocles A32 en route to Australia with wounded Australian soldiers (Photograph from the Australian War Memorial Collection J02941)

Private Thomas William HASKETT (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Miltiades for medical discharge [chronic nephritis]

Friday, 6 July 1917

Private Robert Michael HICKEY (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit.

Private Ernest Stephen TAYLOUR  (45th Battalion) arrived in Australia aboard the H.T. Runic for medical discharge [shell shock].

 

Tuesday, 10 July 1917

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (3rd Battalion) was accidentally wounded in France with a bomb wound to his back and left hand.

Friday, 13 July 1917

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was sent by Hospital Ship to England.

Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the 13th Australian Field Ambulance suffering from disordered action of heart in Belgium.

Saturday, 14 July 1917

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON  (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the Fulham Military Hospital in England.

Sunday, 15 July 1917

Private Darcy KEATING  (4th Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Lance Corporal Lewis Reginald DUFF (45th Battalion) was promoted to Corporal.

Monday, 16 July 1917

Second Lieutenant Harry DAVENPORT (aka Harry SWENDSON)  (4th Battalion) was promoted to Lieutenant in England.

Friday, 20 July 1917

Private Alan John Burnett EASTERBROOK  (13th Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the transport Wiltshire for medical discharge.

Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was transferred to the 2nd Casualty Clearing station.

Private Charles Robert RICHARDSON  (2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the H.M.A.T. Ayrshire for medical discharge [gun shot wounds].

Saturday, 21 July 1917

Private Joseph Francis HEALEY  (13th Battalion) departed England aboard the H.M.A.T. Euripides for return to Australia [GSW left knee].

Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was placed on the 27th Ambulance Train to be taken to Rouen, France.

Sunday, 22 July 1917

Private George SEAMAN (45th Battalion) left England aboard the Transport Nestor bound for Australia for medical discharge [debility after shell shock].

Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was admitted to the 5th General Hospital at Rouen.

Monday, 23 July 1917

Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was transferred to the 2nd Convalescent Depot at Rouen.

Friday, 27 July 1917

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY MM (45th Battalion) commenced his return to Australia aboard the H.M.A.T. Demosthenes [GSW abdomen received at Messines Ridge in June 1917].

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

Private Harold Roy Devlin UHR re-enlisted in the AIF in Sydney, and was allocated to the 17th Battalion.

Saturday, 28 July 1917

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (3rd Battalion) was placed aboard the hospital ship Warilda for evacuation to England.

Sunday, 29 July 1917

Private Joseph William EDWARDS (3rd Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital at Oxford, England [bomb wound back severe].

Tuesday, 31 July 1917

Private James MCKEOWN (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit [cardiac insufficiency].

TIMELINE June 1917

TIMELINE June 1917

Friday, 1 June 1917

Private William John SHANNON (4th Pioneer Battalion) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Monday, 4 June 1917

Corporal Maurice Bertram FREE (45th Battalion) was promoted to Sergeant.

Tuesday, 5 June 1917

Private Percy Frederick COOPER was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his neck and back.

Wednesday, 6 June 1917

Private Charles Henry HUNT (45th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit in Australia (pleurisy and rheumatism].

Private Sidney Stanley CANNON (4th Pioneer Battalion) was wounded in action in the vicinity of Messines, Belgium,  receiving a high explosive shell wound to the right temple, and was evacuated to the 77th Field Ambulance, and then back to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, then the 1st Casualty Clearing Station, then admitted to the 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital at Hazebrouk, France.

Thursday, 7 June 1917

Private Alan Chesher JOHNSON (Alan Cheshyre JANION) (45th Battalion) was killed in action in the vicinity of Messines Ridge, Belgium, during an attack on the German lines.

A. C. Janion served as A. C. Johnson on 45th Battalion panel at the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 11/9/2012)

Company Quarter Master Sergeant Joseph Clark GILMOUR (2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion) was wounded in action, with a gunshot wound to the right arm, in the vicinity of Messines, Belgium, and was evacuated to the 77th Field Ambulance, then to the 1st New Zealand Field Ambulance.

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in an attack on Messines Ridge, Belgium.

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

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) was wounded in action receiving a gunshot wound to his groin in the vicniity of Messines Belgium, and was evactuated to the 77th Field Ambulance.

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his right arm during an attack on Messines Ridge, and was evacuated to the 9th Casualty Clearing Station.

On the night of the 7/8th June 1917,  Lance Corporal Henry MOSS (45th Battalion) was wounded in action with gunshot wounds to his left arm and compound fracture to his humerus during an attack on Messines Ridge, and was evacuated to the 77th Field Ambulance, then moved back to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station.

Friday, 8 June 1917

Sergeant Maurice Bertram FREE (45th Battalion)  was wounded for a second time with a gunshot wound to his right hand in the Battle of Messines, and was evacuated to the 9th Australian Field Ambulance, then moved to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station  [check dates-then placed aboard the 19th Ambulance Train and admitted to 2nd Camp Hospital at Rouen].

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) was moved back to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station.

Lance Corporal Henry MOSS (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 7th General Hospital at St Omer, France.

Private Percy Frederick COOPER (45th Battalion) was wounded in action during the Battle of Messines and received gunshot wounds to his neck and left knee, and was evacuated to the 9th Field Ambulance.

Saturday, 9 June 1917

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 9th General Hospital at Rouen [wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his right arm].

Private Percy Frederick COOPER (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 9th General Hospital at Rouen.

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 4th General Hospital , France.

Company Quarter Master Sergeant Joseph Clark GILMOUR (2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion) was moved to the 11th Casualty Clearing Station, then admitted to the 4th Stationary Hospital, France.

Monday, 11 June 1917

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY (45th Battalion) was placed aboard the HS St Patrick and evacuated to a hospital in England.

Private Daniel LYNCH (13th Battalion) was discharged medically unfit in Australia [rheumatism].

Thursday, 14 June 1917

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was placed aboard the HS St George for evacuation to England.

Private Percy Frederick COOPER (45th Battalion) was placed aboard a hospital ship for evacuation to England.

Friday, 15 June 1917

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth.

Private Percy Frederick COOPER (45th Battalion) was admitted to the Tooting Military Hospital, England.

Company Quarter Master Sergeant Joseph Clark GILMOUR was discharge from hospital and returned to his unit.

Saturday, 16 June 1917

Private Thomas JACKSON (13th Battalion) was killed in action in the vicinity of Messines, Belgium, while manning support trenches.

T. Jackson’s name on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson 11/9/2012)

Monday, 18 June 1917

Private George Elsie EWENS (45th Battalion) was placed aboard the HS Newhaven at Calais for evacuation to England, and admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth.

Friday, 22 June 1917

Private Thomas Henry TURVEY (45th Battalion) was transferred to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield.

Saturday, 23 June 1917

Private James O’NEILL (18th Battalion) was admitted to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance with Scabies.

Monday, 25 June 1917

Private Leslie Reginald ANLEZARK (45th Battalion) was transferred to the Grove Military Hospital at Tooting, England.

TIMELINE May 1917

TIMELINE May 1917

Thursday, 3 May 1917

Private Allan James DENMEAD (19th Battalion, Bathurst Coo-ee) was reported missing in action during an attack on the Hindenburg Line in the vicinity of Bullecourt, France, in the Second Battle of Bullecourt (he was later reported as killed in action on this day).

A.J. Denmead’s name on the Villers-Brettoneux Memorial (Photograph: S. & H. Thompson, 7/9/2015)

Gunner Wilfred Ernest MCDONALD (4th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Wongarbon Coo-ee) was reported missing in action during the Second Battle of Bullecourt (he was later reported killed in action on this day) .

W. Hilton Saunders (left), Ernest May (centre), and Wilfred McDonald (right), at Dubbo, ca. Dec. 1915 (Photograph courtesy of Macquarie Regional Library)

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

Friday, 4 May 1917

Private Walter James GOODLET (4th Pioneer Battalion, Yetholme Coo-ee) departed England bound for Australia for medical discharge aboard the HT Themistocles [amputated arm].

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

Private James Birrell DAWSON (54th Battalion, Lithgow Coo-ee) departed England aboard the HT Themistocles bound for Australia for medical discharge [right arm amputated – wounded in the Battle of Fromelles].

Private Louis Henry ATTENBOROUGH (4th Pioneer Battalion, Blayney Coo-ee) departed England aboard the H.T. Themistocles for medical discharge [deafness, senility and rheumatism, and overage].

Private James MCKEOWN (45th Battalion, Gilgandra Coo-ee) departed England aboard the H.T. Themistocles bound for Australia for medical discharge [cardiac insufficiency].

Private Robert Michael HICKEY (13th Battalion, Ashfield Coo-ee) departed England aboard the HMAT Runic bound for Australia for medical discharge[mitral incompetence].

Private Ernest Stephen TAYLOUR (45th Battalion, Parramatta Coo-ee) departed England aboard the HMAT Runic bound for Australia for medical discharge [shell shock].

Private Thomas William HASKETT (45th Battalion, Springwood Coo-ee) departed Devonport England aboard the HT Miltiades bound for Australia for medical discharge [chronic nephritis].

Sunday, 6 May 1917

Gunner Lightfoot Lamonby HAMPSON (10th Field Artillery Brigade, Lawson/Lithgow Coo-ee) was wounded in action during the Second Battle of Bullecourt, with shrapnel wounds to the face and  back, and was evacuated to the 23rd Field Ambulance.

Private Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion, Wellington Coo-ee) was wounded in action, with a gunshot wound to his neck and left hand near Bullecourt in the Second Battle of Bullecourt.

Monday, 7 May 1917

Private Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion) was sent to the 5th Casualty Clearing Station.

Gunner Lightfoot Lamonby HAMPSON (10th Field Artillery Brigade] was moved to the 45th Casualty Clearing Station.

Tuesday, 8 May 1917

Private Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital at Le Treport, France.

Gunner Lightfoot Lamonby HAMPSON (10th Field Artillery Brigade] was placed aboard the 4th Ambulance Train and admitted to the 6th General Hospital at Rouen, France.

Thursday, 10 May 1917

Private Reginald Henry CHAMBERLAIN (7th Reinforcement for the 36th Battalion, Parkes/Dubbo Coo-ee) embarked from Sydney for England on the HMAT A24 Benalla.

Private William Sidney LOVETT (55th Battalion, Orange Coo-ee) was wounded in action by gas poisoning in the vicinity of Noreuil in France.

Friday, 11 May 1917

Private William Sidney LOVETT (55th Battalion) was moved back to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station [gas poisoning]

Saturday, 12 May 1917

Private Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion, Parramatta Coo-ee) was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Private William Sidney LOVETT (55th Battalion) was placed aboard the 20th Ambulance train.

Sunday, 13 May 1917

Gunner Lightfoot Lamonby HAMPSON (10th Field Artillery Brigade] was transferred to a convalescent depot.

Private William Sidney LOVETT (55th Battalion) was admitted to the 3rd Canadian Stationery Hospital at Doullens, France [gas poisoning]

Monday, 14 May 1917

Private Darcy KEATING (4th Battalion) was sent to the 3rd Convalescent Depot, France.

Tuesday, 15 May 1917

Private Charles Henry HUNT (45th Battalion) arrived in Sydney aboard the HMAT Beltana for medical discharge (pleurisy and rheumatism].

Private Daniel LYNCH (13th Battalion, Wellington Coo-ee) arrived in Sydney aboard the HMAT Beltana for medical discharge for medical discharge (rheumatism).

Thursday, 17 May 1917

John Robert LEE (21st Battalion, Gilgandra Coo-ee) was promoted to Lieutenant from Second Lieutenant.

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

Sunday, 20 May 1917

Lance Corporal Francis Charles Edward CLARKE (4th Pioneer Battalion) was promoted to Corporal.

Wednesday, 23 May 1917

Private Alan John Burnett EASTERBROOK (13th Battalion, Penrith Coo-ee) departed England aboard the transport Wiltshire bound for Australia for medical discharge (rheumatism).

Private Charles Robert RICHARDSON (2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion) departed England aboard the HMAT Ayreshire bound for Australia for medical discharge [gunshot wounds].

Private Robert William PETTIGREW (45th Battalion, Katoomba Coo-ee) departed England aboard HMAT Ayreshire bound for Australia for medical discharge [asthma]

Friday, 25 May 1917

Trooper Francis Noel WHITE (6th Light Horse Regiment, Gilgandra Coo-ee) was discharged medically unfit in Australia [synovitis to the knee].

Wednesday, 30 May 1917

Private William Sidney LOVETT (55th Battalion) was placed aboard a hospital ship for evacuation to England [gas poisoning]. Later that day he was admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth, England.