2418 William Thomas SKEEHAN

Date of enlistment 9th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Hospitalised sick on seven occasions

District Court Martial with detention

Summary of Private Skeehan’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
15th May 1919 England Return to Australia on Yperinga
23rd April 1919 England Discharged from hospital to Parkhouse
10th March 1919 England Admitted 1st ADH Bulford
12th February 1919 France Marched out to England from AIBD
26th April 1918 France Re-joined Unit
5th April 1918 France Absent without leave one day. Award 14 days close confinement and forfeiture of 2 days pay
1st April 1918 France Marched in to AIBD le Havre
31st March 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
19th March 1918 England Absent without Leave at Sutton Veny from 4th March until apprehended by the Military Police on 19th March. Award 13 days FP#2 and forfeiture of 28 days pay
20th February 1918 England Discharged from Lewes Detention Centre to Pioneer Training Battalion
2nd February 1918 England Marched out to Lewes Detention Barracks
22nd January 1918 England District Court Martial: Absent without leave at Sutton Veny from 23rd December 1917 until apprehended at London 8th January 1918. Award – detention for 35 days and forfeiture of 65 days pay
24th November 1917 England Absent without leave – forfeiture of 19 days pay
21st October 1917 England Absent without leave – forfeiture of 28 days pay
5th October 1917 England Absent without leave, Fovant. Award 7 days FP#2
6th August 1917 England Absent without leave 1 day. Award 7 days FP#2
23rd August 1917 England Marched in to Training Battalion
14th July 1917 England To 1st ADH hospital sick
22nd June 1917 England Absent without Leave from 22nd June to 10th July. Award 19 days detention and forfeiture of 47 days pay
2nd February 1917 England Absent without Leave 2nd February until apprehended 22nd February. Award 21 days detention and forfeiture of 52 days pay
10th January 1917 England Marched in to Pioneer Training Battalion Larkhill
28th November 1916 England Admitted 1st ADH Military Hospital Bulford – sick
15th November 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
12th July 1916 England Transferred to Epsom Military Hospital
26th June 1916 England Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
19th June 1916 England Admitted to No.3 London General Hospital
18th June 1916 France Embarked for England on HS Aberdonian
29th May 1916 France Admitted to No.26 General Hospital – influenza
7th May 1916 France Discharged from hospital to No.8 Camp
31st March 1916 France Admitted to Le Havre hospital sick
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
11th March 1916 Egypt Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion
8th February 1916 Egypt Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Cairo – fits (mild)
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
17th December 1915 Egypt Discharged from hospital
3rd December 1915 Egypt To Cairo Hospital – sick
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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