5th/22nd 1918/19 draft

12th Mar 1919: 2398 Sgt Strachan, DCM, MM, admitted to 1st AGH Sutton Veny hospital – german measles.

10th Mar 1919: 2418 Pte Skeehan admitted 1st ADH Bulford; 2502 Pte Sharples (with 57th Battalion) disembarked ‘Ulysses’ at Melbourne.

9th Mar 1919: 2455 Sgt Ware (with 2nd Training Brigade) Return to Australia on the ‘Kashmir’.

6th Mar 1919: 2423 Pte Thomas sick to 1st AGH Sutton Veny – measles.

4th Mar 1919: 2461 Pte Lamont (with 6th Field Ambulance) discharged from hospital and to duty.

1st Mar 1919: 2422 Pte Thomas (with Trench Mortar Battery) to 1st Australian General Hospital Sutton Veny sick – influenza; 2480 Pte Gall (with 33rd Battalion) disembarked Weymouth for return to Australia.

27th Feb 1919: 2482 Pte Farrington, MM, Absent Without Leave for 10 days. Awarded 7 days Close Confinement and forfeiture of 20 days pay; 2413 Pte Sullivan disembarked the ‘Orsova’.

24th Feb 1919: 2402 L-Cpl Smyth discharged – medically unfit.

23rd Feb 1919: 2354 Pte Pierce admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford suffering from abrasion; 2461 Pte Lamont admitted to Group Clearing Hospital Sutton Veny – sick angina

22nd Feb 1919: 2454 Pte White (with Trench Mortar School) & 2491 Sgt Garner (with Salvage Corps) disembarked Weymouth from France.

17th Feb 1919: 2362 Pte Roberts released from detention to Bulford; 2480 Pte Gall (with 33rd Battalion) marched out to AIBD, Le Havre.

16th Feb 1919: 2400 Pte Sawyer (with Machine Gun Company) admitted to Gravesend hospital with influenza while on leave from Hurdcott.

13th Feb 1919: 2373 L-Cpl Smith, 2416 Pte Stevenson, 2418 Pte Skeehan2466 Pte Cox, 2475 Pte Myers  & 2408 Pte Spicer (all with 2nd Pioneers), 2432 Pte Tierney 2372 Pte Silver (both with 6th Brigade HQ), 2338 Pte Hoobin, 2354 Pte Pierce2364 Pte Roberts, 2380 Cpl Savage, 2383 Pte Smith2394 Pte Stephens, MM, 2398 Sgt Strachan, DCM, MM, 2423 Pte Thomas, 2427 Sgt Topliff & 2493 Sgt Batton, DCM, MM + Bar disembarked Weymouth for return to Australia and marched in to 2nd Training Brigade, No.4 Command Depot, Codford.

12th Feb 1919: 2373 L-Cpl Smith, 2416 Pte Stevenson, 2418 Pte Skeehan, 2466 Pte Cox, 2475 Pte Myers  & 2408 Pte Spicer (all with 2nd Pioneers), 2432 Pte Tierney2372 Pte Silver (both with 6th Brigade HQ), 2338 Pte Hoobin2354 Pte Pierce, 2364 Pte Roberts2380 Cpl Savage, 2383 Pte Smith2394 Pte Stephens, MM, & 2398 Sgt Strachan, DCM, MM, 2423 Pte Thomas, 2427 Sgt Topliff, 2493 Sgt Batton, DCM, MM + Bar embarked for England and Weymouth from AIBD Le Havre; 2422 Pte Thomas marched in to 1st Training Brigade from France.

11th Feb 1919: 2430 Pte Thompson Absent Without Leave – forfeiture of 3 days pay.

9th Feb 1919: 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, Returned to Australia on the ‘Ascanius’.

8th Feb 1919: 2397 Pte Samways transferred to 2nd Australian MT Company as Driver.

5th Feb 1919: 2491 Sgt Garner marched out to AIBD Le Havre for return to Australia.

4th Feb 1919: 2494 Cpl Clack Field General Court Martial: Drunkenness while on active field service. Fined £1.

6th quota3rd Feb 1919: 2338 Pte Hoobin (centre row, 2nd from right), 2354 Pte Pierce2364 Pte Roberts (centre row, 3rd from right), 2380 Cpl Savage (front row, far right), 2383 Pte Smith2394 Pte Stephens, MM, (back row, 3rd from right), 2398 Sgt Strachan, DCM, MM, (front row, 5th from right), 2422 Pte Thomas2423 Pte Thomas2427 Sgt Topliff (front row, 2nd from left), & 2493 Sgt Batton, DCM, MM + Bar (front row, 3rd from right) marched out to AIBD, Le Havre with the 6th Quota for Return to Australia. [Photograph of the 22nd Battalion 6th Quota courtesy of Jennie Marshall and the Lieut Harricks, MC, collection (front row, centre)]

2nd Feb 1919: 2373 L-Cpl Smith, 2416 Pte Stevenson, 2418 Pte Skeehan, 2466 Pte Cox, 2475 Pte Myers2408 Pte Spicer (all with 2nd Pioneers) marched out to AIBD Le Havre for England and return to Australia.

1st Feb 1919: 2385 Pte Simons & 2419 L-Cpl Skeggs disembarked the ‘Nestor’ at Melbourne.

31st Jan 1919: 2387 Pte Scriven discharged to AIBD, Le Havre; 2400 Pte Sawyer (with Machine Gun Company) transferred to England.

30th Jan 1919: 2430 Pte Thompson discharged to duty; 2335 Pte Hunt, DCM, 2405 Pte Snowden, 2471 Pte Gordon, 2439 Cpl Trompf, 2482 Pte Farrington, MM & 2414 L-Cpl Sharples marched in to Training Brigade Command Depot No.4, Codford;  2485 Pte Barr disembarked Weymouth and marched in to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland disembarked the ‘Orontes’ at Melbourne.

29th Jan 1919: 2393 Cpl Seccull2405 Pte Snowden, 2471 Pte Gordon, 2482 Pte Farrington, MM & 2414 L-Cpl Sharples marched out to England, disembarking at Weymouth; 2485 Pte Barr marched out to England.

28th Jan 1919: 2427 Sgt Topliff returned from leave.

25th Jan 1919: 2405 Pte Snowden, 2471 Pte Gordon, 2482 Pte Farrington, MM & 2414 L-Cpl Sharples transferred to AIF HQ; 2481 Pte Fenwick Returned to Australia on the ‘Ceramic’.

24th Jan 1919: 2365 Cpl Richardson (with Brigade HQ) transfer to England for return to Australia; 2380 Cpl Savage re-joined from leave.

22nd Jan 1919: 2374 Pte Schinck appointed Lance Corporal.

18th Jan 1919: 2365 Cpl Richardson (with Brigade HQ) Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders; 2483 Cpl West, MM, transferred to Administration HQ (Demob section) London from leave; 2502 Pte Sharples Return to Australia on ‘Ulysses’.

17th Jan 1919: 2427 Sgt Topliff proceeded on French leave.

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14th Nov 1918: 2393 Cpl Seccull to 6th AFA sick with influenza; 2482 Pte Farrington, MM, to hospital sick (while on leave).

13th Nov 1918: 2502 Pte Sharples (with 57th Battalion) transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford

12th Nov 1918: 2364 Pte Roberts to 6th AFA hospital sick

11th Nov 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens, MMAbsent Without Leave [until 5th December 1918]

10th Nov 1918: 2397 Pte Samways Absent Without Leave [until 5th December 1918]

9th Nov 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift, MM, & 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, both placed on Supernumery List having been away from the Battalion for 3 months.

8th Nov 1918: 2nd Lieut. (2426) Turner promoted to Lieutenant; 2362 Pte Roberts District Court Martial. Sentenced to 130 days detention; 2393 Cpl Seccull returned to the Battalion from leave; 2481 Pte Fenwick marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill; 2423 Pte Thomas rejoined the Battalion; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth (with Division) Return to Australia per D32, ‘Gaika’ – haemorrhoids and senility

7th Nov 1918: 2385 Pte Simons discharged from hospital and granted leave, to return to No.4 Command Depot on 22nd November.

6th Nov 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas proceeded overseas to France via Southampton; 2487 Pte Payne admitted to hospital

5th Nov 1918: 2463 Pte Baker (with 6th Trench Mortar Battery) Absent Without Leave – 4 days Field Punishment #2 and forfeit of 4 days pay.

4th Nov 1918: 2422 Pte Thomas proceeded on English leave; 2482 Pte Farrington, MM proceeded on French leave; 2370 Pte Saville discharged.

2nd Nov 1918: 2416 Pte Stevenson (with 2nd Pioneers) marched in to his Unit.

1st Nov 1918: 2413 Pte Sullivan marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill.


10th Aug 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts Absent Without Leave, Longbridge Deverill; 2373 Pte Smith (with Pioneers) to England on leave.

9th Aug 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield

7th Aug 1918: 2454 Pte White (Trench Mortar Brigade) detailed to 4th Army Trench Mortar School.

6th Aug 1918: 2385 Pte Simons transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital Abbeville; 2413 Pte Sullivan admitted to 2/1 Southern General Hospital Birmingham; 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM admitted Princess Christain Military Hospital Englefield Green (gas poisoning, severe); 2395 Pte Sheehey transferred to No.11 Australian General Hospital. Cardiac problems creating shortness of breath and palpitations; 2422 Pte Thomas re-joined the Unit; 2451 Pte Walton marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth

5th Aug 1918: 2487 Pte Payne Field General Court Martial: Desertion from the reserve line near Villers-Bretonneux on 12th July until surrendered to Military Police at Boulogne on 21st July. Sentence life Penal Servitude, commuted to 5 years Penal Servitude; 2413 Pte Sullivan invalided to England on HS Carrisbrook Castle; 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, invalided to England on HS St. Andrew; 2396 Sgt Swift, MM & 2423 Pte Thomas admitted to Connaught Hospital Aldershot; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland discharged to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott; 2412 Pte Smith re-joined the Battalion

4th Aug 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift, MM & 2423 Pte Thomas invalided to England on HS Stad Antwerpen; 2397 Pte Samways to hospital, sick with dysentery.

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22nd Jul 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie Died of Wounds; 2480 Pte Gall to hospital sick; 2485 Pte Barr discharged from hospital to furlough.

20th Jul 1918: 2480 Pte Gall detached from duty with AIF Depots and proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone.

19th Jul 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift, MM, admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville; 2485 Pte Barr transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford.

18th Jul 1918: 2382 Pte Smith2412 Pte Smith2385 Pte Simons admitted to 5th CCS; 2422 Pte Thomas admitted to 49th CCS; 2451 Pte Walton transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield

17th Jul 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie Wounded in Action – gassed & admitted to 40th CCS; 2382 Pte Smith Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed; 2385 Pte Simons Wounded in Action – gassed; 2396 Sgt Swift, MM Wounded in Action – gassed, and admitted to 49th CCS;  2412 Pte Smith Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gassed; 2422 Pte Thomas Wounded in Action – gassed;  2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed, and admitted to 5th CCS; 2482 Pte Farrington, MM, Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed and admitted to 40th CCS, then transferred to Abbeville; 2430 Pte Thompson discharged to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott;

16th Jul 1918: 2455 L-Sgt Ware promoted to Sergeant.

15th Jul 1918: 2365 Cpl Richardson on leave to Nice; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland & 2430 Pte Thompson transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) discharged and marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott.

13th Jul 1918: 2393 L-Cpl Seccull & 2398 L-Sgt Strachan re-joined the Battalion.

12th Jul 1918: 2427 Sgt Topliff & 2443 Sgt Veel marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny; 2466 Pte Cox (with Pioneers) Absent Without Leave. Awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2, and forfeiture of 15 days pay.

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17th Jun 1918: 2412 Pte Smith Field General Court Martial: Drunkeness. Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 and forfeiture of 33 days pay.

15th Jun 1918: 2369 2394 Pte Stephens admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital Wimeraux; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) to 61st CCS – influenza; 2497 Pte Kerr marched in to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

14th Jun 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts Absent Without Leave, Hurdcott – forfeiture of 22 days pay.

13th Jun 1918: 2497 Pte Kerr transferred to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield.

12th Jun 1918: 2364 Pte Roberts to hospital sick – boil right thigh; 2394 Pte Stephens admitted to 20th CCS; 2398 L-Sgt Strachan discharged to Unit; 2481 Pte Fenwick discharged to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

11th Jun 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens Wounded in Action (4th occasion) – gassed; 2414 Pte Sharples discharged to Unit; 2481 Pte Fenwick transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; 2338 Pte Hoobin marched in to Sutton Veny after furlough.

9th Jun 1918: 2398 L-Sgt Strachan Wounded in Action – Bullet Wound thigh. Admitted to 5th AFA and transferred to 61th CCS. Also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal; 2413 Pte Sullivan discharged to Base Details AIBD, Le Havre.

8th Jun 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie released from prison to re-join unit at the front. Rest of sentence suspended; 2427 Sgt Topliff transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield.

6th Jun 1918: 2412 Pte Smith discharged from hospital to Base Details; 2458 Pte Ellis Returned to Australia on D11 Parambah (old injury right foot).

4th Jun 1918: 2414 Pte Sharples to 4th AFA hospital sick – boils.