End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 42 men with the 22nd Battalion; 14 transferred to another unit; 2 in detention; 32 in camp; 23 in hospital; 9 returning to Australia; 8 discharged; 25 Killed in Action.
29th March 1917: 2386 Pte Stuckey marched into No.1 Command Depot Perham Down from Weymouth
26th March 1917: 2444 Pte Wilson Absent without Leave at Perham Down. Award of 7 days Close Confinement plus forfeit of 3 days pay; 2481 Pte Fenwick marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down; 2405 Pte Snowden re-joined Battalion.
24th March 1917: 2454 Pte White – Crime: award deprived of 1 days pay; 2455 Pte Ware – Crime: conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he had a dirty rifle. Awarded 168 hours Field Punishment No.2
23rd March 1917: 2369 Pte Simkin & 2487 Pte Payne Taken on Strength and transferred to 65th Battalion destined for the newly formed AIF 6th Division; 2394 Pte Stephens transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2406 Pte Saunders embarked at Calais on HS Stad Antwerpen for England and admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital; 2421 Pte Temple marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
22nd March 1917: 2419 Pte Skeggs discharged from hospital to furlough
18th March 1917: 2460 Pte Bain re-joined Battalion
14th March 1917: 2357 Sgt Robbins embarked from Rouen for England on Hospital Ship ‘St.David’; 2389 Actg Cpl Seddon admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield – haemoptysis; 2394 Pte Stephens admitted 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth.
12th March 1917: 2421 Pte Temple transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2431 Pte Tatnall admitted 1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham; 2460 Pte Bain transferred to Divisional Rest Station; 2475 Pte Myers re-joined Battalion (2nd Pioneers).
11th March 1917: 2431 Pte Tatnall embarked on HS Lanfranc – paraplegia.
9th March 1917: 2481 Pte Fenwick discharged from hospital to furlough.
1st March 1917: 2346 Temp Sgt McCormack promoted to Sergeant; 2391 L-Cpl Siddell promoted to Corporal; 2452 Pte Wilson embarked from Calais on SS Antwerpen for England; 2nd Lieut. Archer re-joined the Battalion.
End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 43 men with the 22nd Battalion; 11 transferred to another unit; 3 in detention; 35 in camp; 23 in hospital; 9 returning to Australia; 7 discharged; 24 Killed in Action.
28th February 1917: 2396 Cpl Swift admitted 45th Casualty Station sick; 2451 Pte Walton proceeded overseas on SS Invictor from Folkestone to France; 2475 Pte Myers attended Lewis Gun School at Le Touquet; 2372 Pte Silver re-joined Battalion from 2nd ADBD and hospital
27th February 1917: 2486 Pte Barton District Court Martial: Absent without leave (from Perham Down) for 10 weeks until apprehended. Award 90 days detention and forfeiture of 199 days pay.
25th February 1917: 2346 Temp Sgt McCormack awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry in leading his platoon under heavy Machine Gun fire at Dinkum Spur near Warlencourt; 2452 Pte Wilson Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left elbow; 2493 L-Cpl Batton embarked at Le Havre on HS Warilda for England; 2394 Pte Stephens proceeding overseas to France on SS Golden Eagle via Folkestone.
23rd February 1917: 2470 L-Cpl Faul promoted to Corporal; 2370 Pte Saville admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; 2393 Pte Seccull sick to military hospital Wareham – Synovitis of knee; 2443 Sgt Veel transferred to Barton-on-Sea (convalescent camp); 2427 Cpl Topliff discharged from hospital to furlough.
21st February 1917: 2473 L-Cpl MacDonald discharged from the AIF – medically unfit following wounding at Pozieres.
19th February 1917: 2492 (7367) Pte Sharples departed Melbourne on HMAT Ballarat; 2353 Act. Cpl Price marched out to No.4 depot Wareham from Perham Down; 2406 Pte Saunders marched in to 2nd ADBD, Etaples; 2431 Pte Tatnall discharged to duty.
16th February 1917: 2431 Pte Tatnall to 6th General Hospital – bronchitis; 2463 Pte Baker to hospital, sick; 2451 Pte Walton marched out to No.1 Command Depot, Perham Down; 2395 Pte Sheehey marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth from Dartford.
15th February 1917: 2482 Pte Farrington proceeded overseas to France on SS ‘Victoria’ via Folkestone.
13th February 1917: 2493 L-Cpl Batton admitted to No.11 Stationary Hospital Rouen; 2397 Pte Samways marched out to Larkhill from hospital; 2495 Pte Hennessy marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth; 2375 Pte Smith & 2464 Pte Bolger embarked from Plymouth to Australia on A38 HMAT Ulysses – lumbago and myalgia (muscle pain); 2360 Pte Ross discharged from AIF – medically unfit.
10th February 1917: 2493 L-Cpl Batton, MM, Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot Wound right shoulder / elbow; 2461 Pte Lamont admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital; 2487 Pte Payne discharged from hospital to No.4 Command Camp, Wareham; 2353 Cpl Price marched into No.1 Command Depot Perham Down from furlough; 2469 Pte Edwards marched into No.1 Command Depot Perham Down from No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth.
9th February 1917: 2461 Pte Lamont embarked on ‘HS Formosa’ from Le Havre.
8th February 1917: 2389 Cpl Seddon admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol.
4th February 1917: 2461 Pte Lamont Wounded in Action – high explosive shrapnel giving multiple wounds right side peppered all over with small superficial wounds; 2409 Pte Sparks embarked Le Havre on HS Formosa for England; 2397 Pte Samways re-admitted to Fargo Hospital, sick.
3rd February 1917: 2374 Pte Schinck transferred to 1st Anzac reinforcements training camp.
2nd February 1917: 2418 Pte Skeehan Absent without Leave 2nd February until apprehended 22nd February – awarded 21 days detention and forfeiture of 52 days pay.
1st February 1917: 2380 Pte Savage appointed Lance-Corporal; 2409 Pte Sparks to hospital sick – septic toe, frost bite feet; 2412 Pte Smith Absent without Leave – awarded 14 days close confinement and forfeiture of 10 days pay.
End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 45 men with the 22nd Battalion; 14 transferred to another unit; 2 in detention; 31 in camp; 26 in hospital; 8 returning to Australia; 5 discharged; 24 Killed in Action.
31st January 1917: 2479 Pte Wilson admitted to hospital – sick (myalgia); 2482 Pte Farrington marched in to Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Down; 2504 Pte Wakley Absent without Leave from Dartford hospital – forfeiture of 8 days pay.
30th January 1917: 2397 Pte Samways marched into 6th Training Brigade, Larkhill from Fargo Hospital.
29th January 1917: 2335 Pte Hunt Absent without Leave – awarded 120 hours Field Punishment No.2 and forfeiture of 7 days pay.
27th January 1917: 2431 Pte Tatnall to No. 11 Hospital, Rouen – rheumatic fever.
26th January 1917: 2502 Pte Sharples marched in to recruitment depot, Royal Park.
24th January 1917: 2399 Pte Sutherland appointed Lance Corporal; 2467 L-Cpl Carter promoted to Corporal; 2491 L-Cpl Garner transferred to 1st Anzac Salvage Corps; 2502 Pte Sharples released from custody
22nd January 1917: 2506 Pte Jones admitted to Guildford War Hospital sick – cystitis
20th January 1917: 2419 Pte Skeggs embarked on Glenart Castle from Le Havre, and admitted 3rd London General Hospital; 2502 Pte Sharples re-enlisted as Pte 3470 Sharples, 57th Battalion; 2359 Pte Reynolds rejoined the Battalion.
19th January 1917: 2487 Pte Payne to hospital, mumps.
16th January 1917: 2397 Pte Samways sick with influenza to Fargo Hospital from 6th Training Brigade, Larkhill; 2419 Pte Skeggs admitted to 6th General Hospital Rouen; 2487 Pte Payne Absent without Leave – award 48 hours detention and forfeiture of 4 days pay; 2359 Pte Reynolds proceeded overseas France from Folkestone on ‘Princess Clementine’; 2361 Pte Ramsay discharged from No.11 Australian General Hospital; 2502 Pte Sharples approval given for re-enlistment into the Australian army.
12th January 1917: 2443 Sgt Veel admitted to University War Hospital, Southampton; 2412 Pte Smith Absent without Leave – awarded 168 hours detention and 7 days Close Confinement, plus forfeiture of 11 days pay.
11th January 1917: 2nd Lieut. Archer sick with synovitis of knee. Treated at 6th AFA; 2443 Sgt Veel embarked on HS ‘Formosa’ for England; 2502 Pte Sharples, having been sent back to Australia to serve prison sentence, requests to re-enlist back into AIF.
10th January 1917: 2418 Pte Skeehan marched in to Pioneer Training Battalion, Larkhill.
4th January 1917: 2473 Pte MacDonald (back in Australia) Absent without Leave – forfeiture of 3 days pay.
3rd January 1917: 2442 Pte Vance charged with Neglecting to Obey an Order and using obscene language to Military Police – award 120 hours detention.
1st January 1917: 2nd Lieutenant Kilduff (with Pioneer Training Battalion) promoted to Lieutenant; 2439 Pte Trompf embarked at Rouen on Western Australia for England; 2371 Pte Symons marched in to 2nd ADBD, Etaples.