5th Reinforcements: 1918

22nd-battalion22nd May 1918: 2451 Pte Walton embarked for England on the ‘Panama’; 2401 Pte Sheldon & 2503 Pte Horner disembarked at Melbourne having returned to Australia for discharge.

21st May 1918: 2458 Pte Ellis  marched into No.2 Command Depot Weymouth; 2335 Pte Hunt2487 Pte Payne  & 2423 Pte Thomas re-joined the Battalion.

20th May 1918: 2481 Pte Fenwick admitted L of C hospital, Rouen; 2352 L-Cpl Ponton admitted 26th General Hospital, Etaples.

19th May 1918: Attack at Ville-sur-Ancre 2386 Pte Stuckey Killed in Action; 2352 L-Cpl Ponton Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound to left arm and admitted to 61st Clearing Station; 2497 Pte Kerr Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left arm; 2481 Pte Fenwick Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot Wound right thigh (severe); 2430 Pte Thompson Wounded in Action – shell wound left shoulder and front right chest, and admitted to 61 CCS; 2485 Pte Barr  admitted to Duston War Hospital, Northampton.

18th May 1918: 2485 Pte Barr invalided to England on HS ‘St. David’ from Rouen; 2427 Sgt Topliss admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham

17th May 1918: 2352 Pte Ponton promoted to Lance Corporal; 2427 Sgt Topliss invalided to UK on Grantilly Castle;  2486 Pte Barton & 2397 Pte Samways re-joined the Battalion.

15th May 1918: 2427 Sgt Topliss &  2485 Pte Barr admitted to L of C Hospital 9th (USA) General Rouen; 2451 Pte Walton transferred to 9th USA General Hospital Rouen; 2413 Pte Sullivan to 5th Australian Field Ambulance then 39th General Hospital Le Havre sick – eczema face.

14th May 1918: 2427 Sgt Topliss Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – Gunshot Wound arm and left leg (severe), and admitted to 20th CCS; 2485 Pte Barr Wounded in Action – gunshot wound right buttock, and admitted to 20th CCS; 2458 Pte Ellis transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2443 Sgt Veel transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield – colitis and gastro-enteritis; 2381 Pte Smillie to 1st Military Prison Rouen

13th May 1918: 2396 L-Sgt Swift promoted to Sergeant.

12th May 1918: 2451 Pte Walton Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gunshot wound to thigh and wrist. Admitted to 20th CCS; 2370 Pte Saville Returned to Australia on ‘D8’ Ruahine.

11th May 1918: 2335 Pte Hunt marched in to AIBD, Le Havre.

10th May 1918: 2387 Pte Scriven discharged from hospital and transferred to No.3 Convalascent Hospital Hurdcott.

8th May 1918: 2402 L-Cpl Smyth (with Division) transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2460 Pte Bain(MM) discharged to AIBD from hospital; 2335 Pte Hunt proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone.

7th May 1918: 2497 Pte Kerr re-joined unit from prison.

6th May 1918: 2470 L-Sgt Faul Taken on Strength Perm Cadre of Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill; 2423 Pte Thomas marched in to AIBD, Le Havre.

5th May 1918: 2378 L-Cpl Scott, Missing in Action at Broodseinde 4th October 1917, now reported Killed in Action.

4th May 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens re-joined the Battalion.

3rd May 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie Field General Court Martial – disobeying an order in 39th General Hospital Le Havre. Sentenced to 12 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour.

2nd May 1918: 2460 Pte Bain(MM) transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples; 2377 Pte Smith discharged to Military Hospital.

1918-04End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 28 months after being Taken on Strength, for the first time the number of men from the 5th/22nd Struck of Strength outnumber those still on active service – 31 men with the 22nd Battalion; 16 transferred to another unit; 2 in detention; 14 in camp; 11 in hospital; 10 returning to Australia; 32 discharged; 38 Killed in Action.

30th April 1918: 2402 L-Cpl Smyth (with Division) admitted Graylingwell War Hospital Chichester – heamorrhoids; 2421 Pte Temple (with Pioneers) & 2428 Pte Tullett (with Corps HQ) discharged – medically unfit.

29th April 1918: 2402 L-Cpl Smyth (with Division) embarked on the  ‘Aberdonian’ for England; 2338 Pte Hoobin admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital Portsmouth, PUO fever.

28th April 1918: 2338 Pte Hoobin to England on HS ‘St. David’; 2443 Sgt Veel admitted to Norfolk War Hospital.

27th April 1918: 2492 Pte Sharples (now 7367 Pte of the 23rd Battalion) Killed in Action; 2444 Pte Wilson (with 49th Battalion at Villers-Bretonneux) Died of Wounds; 2443 Sgt Veel embarked on HS ‘Guildford Castle’ for England; 2479 Pte Wilson (with Pioneers) discharged – medically unfit (hernia)

26th April 1918: 2444 Pte Wilson (with 49th Battalion at Villers-Bretonneux) Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound forearm and abdomen, admitted to 47th CCS; 2387 Pte Scriven transferred to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; 2418 Pte Skeehan (with Pioneers) re-joined his Unit.

25th April 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) discharged from hospital; 2401 Pte Sheldon embarked on HMT Field Marshall in South Africa bound for Australia.

23rd April 1918: 2397 Pte Samways discharged to AIBD, Le Havre, from L of C Hospital.

22nd April 1918:  2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) to hospital – sick with scabies; 2412 Pte Smith admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers; 2460 Pte Bain transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers; 2362 Pte Roberts discharged from hospital to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

21st April 1918: 2493 Cpl Batton, MM, promoted to Sergeant; 2387 Pte Scriven admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham; 2394 Pte Stephens discharged to AIBD, Le Havre.

20th April 1918: 2412 Pte Smith Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound forehead; 2460 Pte Bain to 6th Australian Field Ambulance sick – tonsillitis; 2387 Pte Scriven embarked for England; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth (with Division) to hospital sick – anaemic; 2416 Pte Stevenson (with 2nd Pioneers) admitted to Lewes Detention Barracks.

17th April 1918: 2458 Pte Ellis admitted to Exeter War Hospital; 2416 Pte Stevenson (with 2nd Pioneers) District Court Martial. Absent Without Leave from 28th October 1917 until apprehended by civil powers 30th March 1918. Sentenced to 18 months detention. Total forfeiture of pay 536 days.

16th April 1918: 2458 Pte Ellis embarked for England on HS ‘St.Patrick’; 2486 Pte Barton & 2487 Pte Payne discharged from hospital to AIBD Base Details; 2400 Pte Sawyer transferred from 22nd Battalion to 5th Australian Machine Gun Battalion.

15th April 1918: 2431 Pte Tatnall & 2462 L-Sgt Alliston returned to Australia on A74 ‘Marathon’

14th April 1918: 2457 Pte Yule Killed in Action; 2338 Pte Hoobin admitted to hospital sick – PUO (fever); 2443 Sgt Veel admitted 12th General Hospital, Rouen.

13th April 1918: 2443 Sgt Veel to 20th CCS hospital sick – gastro-enteritis.

12th April 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford.

11th April 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens to 6 Convalescent Depot Boulogne; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland embarked for England on HS ‘Newhaven’ and admitted Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham; 2335 Pte Hunt marched in to Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill.

10th April 1918: 2458 Pte Ellis Wounded in Action – gunshot wound buttocks and thigh and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital; 2387 Pte Scriven admitted to 53rd General Hospital Boulogne; 2487 Pte Payne to 24th General Hospital Etaples, sick.

9th April 1918: 2387 Pte Scriven Wounded in Action – gunshot wound right elbow; 2394 Pte Stephens & 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers; 2486 Pte Barton to 24th General Hospital, Etaples sick; 2377 Pte Smith to hospital – sick; Lieut. Kilduff (with Pioneers) appointment terminated following his return to Australia.

8th April 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gunshot wound chest, and admitted to 29th CCS; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gunshot wound left arm.

5th April 1918: 2418 Pte Skeehan (with Pioneers) Absent Without Leave one day. Awarded 14 days close confinement and forfeiture of 2 days pay.

3rd April 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas to 7th Convalescence Depot Boulogne; 2380 L-Cpl Savage re-joined the Battalion; 2436 L-Cpl Thirlwell (with Pioneers) re-joined his Unit.

1st April 1918: 2408 Pte Spicer re-joined 2nd Pioneers from 184th Tunnelling Company; 2418 Pte Skeehan marched in to AIBD Le Havre.

1918-03End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 43 men with the 22nd Battalion; 17 transferred to another unit; 1 in detention; 11 in camp; 7 in hospital; 10 returning to Australia; 30 discharged; 35 Killed in Action.

31st March 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) re-joined his unit; 2418 Pte Skeehan proceeded overseas to France via Southampton.

30th March 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts embarked on HS ‘Ville de Liege’ for England and admitted to Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent suffering from gas poisoning; 2377 Pte Smith discharged from hospital back to Military Prison.

29th March 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas to 30th General Hospital, Calais.

28th March 1918: 2380 L-Cpl Savage proceeded overseas from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton.

27th March 1918: 2470 L-Sgt Faul marched into Longbridge Deverill.

25th March 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts transferred to 30th General Hospital, Calais; 2412 Pte Smith re-joined the battalion; 2444 Pte Wilson (with 49th Battalion) re-joined his unit.

23rd March 1918: 2397 Pte Samways to Le Havre hospital, sick; 2400 Pte Sawyer detached and posted for duty with Australian Infantry Base Depot, Le Havre; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth transferred to 2nd Division Traffic Control, ex AIBD Le Havre.

22nd March 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed – and admitted to 5th AFA; 2423 Pte Thomas Wounded in Action – gassed; 2427 Cpl Topliff promoted to Sergeant; 2486 Pte Barton Absent Without Leave for 5 days. Forfeiture of 15 days pay; 2487 Pte Payne Absent Without Leave for 1 day. Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 and forfeiture of 29 days pay; 2430 Pte Thompson re- joined the Battalion.

21st March 1918: 2451 Pte Walton re-joined the battalion; 2465 Cpl Bellis, 2479 Pte Wilson (with Pioneers) & 2421 Pte Temple (with Pioneers) disembarked HMAT ‘A14’ Euripides at Melbourne for discharge.

19th March 1918: 2418 Pte Skeehan Absent Without Leave at Sutton Veny from 4th March until apprehended by the Military Police on 19th March. Awarded 13 days FP#2 and forfeiture of 28 days pay.

18th March 1918: 2412 Pte Smith to hospital sick – scabies.

17th March 1918: 2426 L-Sgt Turner promoted to Sergeant; 2436 L-Cpl Thirlwell (with Pioneers) to England and leave; 2497 Pte Kerr unexpired portion of penal sentence remitted and released from prison.

16th March 1918: 2377 Pte Smith admitted to hospital, Le Havre, from military prison; 2487 Pte Payne Absent Without Leave in Boulogne for 1 day – forfeiture of 6 days pay; 2386 Pte Stuckey re-joined the Battalion; 2503 Pte Horner embarked on the ‘Wandilla’ for Return to Australia.

15th March 1918: 2370 Pte Saville discharged from 1AAH Harefield to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth; 2385 Pte Simons marched in to 6th Training Brigade, Fovant.

13th March 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) to hospital – sick; 2451 Pte Walton to 5th AFA hospital sick – scabies.

12th March 1918: 2401 Pte Sheldon Return to Australia on the ‘Kenilworth Castle’ via South Africa.

9th March 1918: 2nd Lieut. Robbins of the 5th/22nd having only just returned with his commission from the Officers Cadet Battalion in England, was Killed in Action by a ‘minnie’ shell near Ploegsteert; 2482 Pte Farrington, MM, re-joined the Battalion.

8th March 1918: 2486 Pte Barton overstaying leave in Boulogne by 5 days. Forfeiture of 11 days pay.

7th March 1918: 2352 Pte Ponton Absent Without Leave – forfeit of 1 days pay; 2444 Pte Wilson (with 49th Battalion) to hospital sick – scabies.

6th March 1918: 2370 Pte Saville admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.

4th March 1918: 2482 Pte Farrington, MM, proceeded overseas to France via Southampton; 2430 Pte Thompson marched in to AIBD Le Havre.

3rd March 1918: 2386 Pte Stuckey to 6th Australian Field Ambulance sick.

1st March 1918: 2402 L-Cpl Smyth proceeded to Australian Infantry Base Depot Le Havre for reclassification; 2408 Pte Spicer (with Pioneers) transferred to 184th Tunneling Company; 2438 L-Sgt Tripp, MM promoted to Sergeant.

1918-02End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 46 men with the 22nd Battalion; 18 transferred to another unit; 3 in detention; 10 in camp; 5 in hospital; 8 returning to Australia; 30 discharged; 34 Killed in Action.

28th February 1918: 2385 Pte Simons marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill; 2426 Sgt Turner reverted to Lance Sergeant on own request; 2487 Pte Payne overstaying Paris leave by 1 day – forfeiture of 23 days pay.

23rd February 1918: 2462 L-Sgt Alliston  proceeded to England for compassionate return to Australia.

20th February 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie to hospital sick; 2418 Pte Skeehan discharged from Lewes Detention Centre to Pioneer Training Battalion; 2492 Pte Sharples (with 23rd Battalion) re-joined Battalion.

19th February 1918: 2462 L-Sgt Alliston re-joined the Battalion; 2454 Pte White Taken on Strength 10th East Africa Brigade; 2401 Pte Sheldon marched into Weymouth for return to Australia

16th February 1918: 2335 Pte Hunt District Court Martial following his arrest and having been illegally absent in England. Awarded 4 months detention and forfeiture of 150 days pay; 2491 ER Sgt Garner (with Salvage Corps) re-joined from leave.

15th February 1918: 2426 Sgt Turner overstaying London leave by two days. Reprimanded and forfeiture of 3 days pay; 2492 Pte Sharples (with 23rd Battalion) marched in to AIBD Le Havre; 2428 Pte Tullett (with Corps HQ) Return to Australia on HS ‘Llanstephen Castle’; 2346 Sgt McCormack, MM, discharged – medically unfit.

Alliston letter14th February 1918: 2462 L-Sgt Alliston proceeded overseas to France via Southampton from Training Brigade Sandhill Camp Longbridge Deverill. However on the same day a letter was issued stating that as his two brothers were killed in action (James Alliston, 23rd Bn, and William Alliston, 37th Bn) and Alliston had himself been wounded he was approved for early and compassionate discharge; 2492 Pte Sharples (with 23rd Battalion) proceeded overseas to France via Southampton.

13th February 1918: 2430 Pte Thompson to 2nd General Hospital Le Havre sick from AIBD – otitis media; 2454 Pte White proceeded overseas from Southampton to France; 2427 L-Sgt Topliff re-joined the Battalion; Lieut. Kilduff (with Pioneers) disembarked the ‘Kanawona’ at Melbourne for discharge.

8th February 1918: 2462 L-Sgt Alliston marched out from No.3 Command Camp Hurdcott to Longbridge Deverill; 2427 L-Sgt Topliff marched in to AIBD Le Havre.

7th February 1918: 2427 L-Sgt Topliff  proceeded overseas to France from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton.

5th February 1918: 2431 Pte Tatnall marched in to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth; 2443 Sgt Veel rejoined the Battalion.

4th February 1918: 2470 L-Sgt Faul marched into Fovant training battalion from France.

3rd February 1918: 2381 Pte Smillie granted two weeks leave.

2nd February 1918: 2335 Pte Hunt arrested in Manchester after having been declared illegal absentee; 2418 Pte Skeehan marched out to Lewes Detention Barracks2428 Pte Tullett (with Corps HQ) marched in to Weymouth after furlough; 2430 Pte Thompson discharged to AIBD Le Havre; 2443 Sgt Veel marched in to AIBD Le Havre.

1st February 1918: 2491 ER Sgt Garner (with Salvage Corps) to England and leave.

1918-01End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 46 men with the 22nd Battalion; 16 transferred to another unit; 2 in detention; 17 in camp; 5 in hospital; 6 returning to Australia; 28 discharged; 34 Killed in Action.

30th January 1918: 2443 Sgt Veel proceeded overseas from Longbridge Deverill Training Camp for France via Southampton; 2465 Cpl Bellis, 2479 Pte Wilson (with Pioneers) & 2421 Pte Temple (with Pioneers) Returned to Australia on HMAT ‘A14’ Euripides.

29th January 1918: 2430 Pte Thompson discharged from hospital to No.3 Rest Camp.

28th January 1918: 2431 Pte Tatnall marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott; 2386 Pte Stuckey re-joined the 22nd Battalion.

27th January 1918: 2413 Pte Sullivan conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, left the lines during parade. Award 2 days Field Punishment No.2; 2387 Pte Scriven &  2486 Pte Barton re-joined the 22nd Battalion; 2428 Pte Tullett (with Corps HQ) proceeded to AIF HQ for return to Australia.

26th January 1918: 2427 L-Sgt Topliff marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill.

24th January 1918: 2491 ER Cpl Savage (with Salvage Corps) promoted to ER Sergeant; 2386 Pte Stuckey marched in to AIBD, Le Havre.

23rd January 1918: 2397 Pte Samways charged with prejudice of good military conduct. Discipline charge for leaving the lines during parade – award 3 days Field Punishment No.2; 2386 Pte Stuckey proceeded overseas from Southampton.

22nd January 1918: 2418 Pte Skeehan (now with Pioneers) 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.

21st January 1918: 2431 Pte Tatnall transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; 2492 Pte Sharples (now with 23rd Battalion) marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill.

18th January 1918: 2427 L-Sgt Topliff marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny from furlough.

17th January 1918: 2387 Pte Scriven proceeded overseas from Longbridge Deverill training camp via Southampton.

16th January 1918: 2496 Pte Kendall (with 60th Battalion) discharged – medically unfit. Hypertrophy of heart; deformed left hand from wounding and muscular weakness.

15th January 1918: 2454 Pte White overstaying leave [in England] by six days. Award 14 days CC and forfeiture of 18 days pay.

12th January 1918: 2430 Pte Thompson admitted to 14th General Hospital Boulogne; 2503 Pte Horner admitted to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield; newly commissioned 2nd Lieut. Robbins Taken on Strength into the Battalion from Cadet Battalion.

11th January 1918: 2486 Pte Barton marched in to AIBD, Le Havre

10th January 1918: 2430 Pte Thompson to hospital sick – otorrhoea (ear discharge). Otitis Media; Lieut. Archer transferred to Permanent Supernumery List and posted for duty with AIF depots in UK; 2486 Pte Barton unexpired portion of the sentence is remitted. Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton; 2346 Sgt McCormack, MM, disembarked HS Karoola at Melbourne for discharge.

9th January 1918: 2362 Pte Roberts rejoined the Battalion.

7th January 1918: 2nd Lieut. Robbins proceeded overseas from Southampton.

4th January 1918: 2486 Pte Barton marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill having been released from Lewes prison.

3rd January 1918: 2427 L-Sgt Topliff discharged from hospital to furlough; 2386 Pte Stuckey marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill from No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott; 2362 Pte Roberts proceeded to Le Havre and France from Longbridge Deverill via Southampton.

2nd January 1918: 2353 Acting Cpl Price discharged (medically unfit).

1st January 1918: 2431 Pte Tatnall transferred to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital.

 

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