5th Reinforcements: 1918

22nd-battalion22nd September 1918: 2480 Pte Gall marched out to 33rd Battalion.

21st September 1918: 2nd Lieut. (2426) Turner proceeded on English leave.

20th September 1918: 2398 L-Sgt Strachan, DCM promoted to Sergeant; 2491 Sgt Garner to Paris on leave; 2480 Pte Gall discharged from hospital to duty.

19th September 1918: Lieut. (2328) Archer transferred to No.4 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

17th September 1918: 2494 L-Cpl Clack transferred from 22nd Battalion to Anzac Headquarters; 2396 Sgt Swift, MM transferred to N.4 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott; 2400 Pte Sawyer (with 5th Machine Gun Company) back in France after leave; 2439 Pte Trompf re-joined the Battalion

15th September 1918: 2373 Pte Smith (with Pioneers) appointed Lance Corporal; 2451 Pte Walton Return to Australia on D22 Hospital Transport, ‘Arawa’.

14th September 1918: 2487 Pte Payne admitted to No.1 Military Prison, Rouen.

13th September 1918: 2493 Sgt Batton, MM+Bar awarded DCM for action at Mont St Quentin 2nd/3rd September; 2412 L-Cpl Smith proceeded on English leave; 2427 Sgt Topliff marched in from Group Hospital Sutton Veny to No.1 Command Depot; 2439 Pte Trompf transferred to AIBD Le Havre.

12th September 1918:  2372 Pte Silver (with Brigade HQ) detached to 4th Army cooking school; 2470 L-Sgt Faul promoted to T/CQMS Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill; 2465 Pte Bellis discharged.

11th September 1918: 2486 Pte Barton Field General Court Martial: Desertion from the reserve line on 12th July until apprehended by the Military Police on 21st July. Award 15 years Penal Servitude; 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM marched out to Fovant (witness at District Court Martial); 2430 Pte Thompson marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny.

10th Sept 1918: 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM marched in to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth; 2439 Pte Trompf transferred to St. Martins Rest Camp Boulogne.

9th Sept 2018: 2423 Pte Thomas  marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth marched in to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth; 2405 Pte Snowden re-joined unit from leave.

7th Sept 1918: 2408 Pte Spicer (with 2nd Pioneers) re-joined his Unit.

6th Sept 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens re-joined the Battalion.

5th Sept 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift, MM transferred to No.2 Convalescent Depot Weymouth.

4th Sept 1918: 2427 Sgt Topliff to hospital sick; 2485 Pte Barr Absent Without Leave – forfeiture of 2 days pay.

3rd Sept 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift, MM transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital Harefield; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth to hospital sick, Monte Video Camp (Weymouth); 2372 Pte Silver (with Brigade HQ), 2364 Pte Roberts2385 Pte Simons & 2497 Pte Kerr re-joined their units.

2nd Sept 1918: 2373 Pte Smith (with Pioneers) return to unit in France.

1st September 1918: 2463 Pte Baker (with Trench Mortar Battery) awarded Military Medal; 2419 Pte Skeggs admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital,  Birmingham; 2398 L-Sgt Strachan, DCM 2471 Pte Gordon re-joined Battalion from leave.

1918-08End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 19 men with the 22nd Battalion; 14 transferred to another unit; 5 in detention; 23 in camp; 9 in hospital; 4 returning to Australia; 40 discharged; 40 Killed in Action.

31st August 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens Absent Without Leave for 1 day – forfeiture of 11 days pay; 2400 Pte Sawyer (with 5th Machine Gun Company) on leave in England.

30th August 1918: 2419 L-Cpl Skeggs invalided to England – loss of right arm above elbow; 2397 Pte Samways to No. 11 Convalescence Depot, Buchy; 2413 Pte Sullivan discharged to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

29th August 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens discharged to AIBD, Rouelles; 2407 Pte Stevens discharged to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth; 2419 L-Cpl Skeggs to 6th General Hospital Rouen; 2497 Pte Kerr proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone.

27th August 1918: 2419 Pte Skeggs Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – gunshot wound right arm, and admitted to 53rd CCS; 2365 Cpl Richardson on leave to England; 2385 Pte Simons marched in to AIBD; 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) marched in to Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill.

26th August 1918: 2413 Pte Sullivan transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford

25th August 1918: 2405 Pte Snowden proceeded on English leave.

24th August 1918: 2463 Pte Baker (with Trench Mortar Battery) Absent Without Leave – forfeiture of 2 days pay; 2401 Pte Sheldon discharged – medically unfit.

22nd August 1918: 2380 L-Cpl Savage promoted to Corporal; 2438 Sgt Tripp, MM, transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield.

21st August 1918: 2412 Pte Smith & 2419 Pte Skeggs appointed Lance Corporal; 

20th August 1918: 2454 Pte White (Trench Mortar Brigade) Absent Without Leave. Awarded 7 days Field Punishment #2 and forfeiture of 9 days pay.

19th August 1918: 2408 Pte Spicer (with 2nd Pioneers) on English leave; 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital Stourbridge sick; 2369 Pte Simkin marched in to No.4 Command Depot Hurdcott following two weeks furlough.

18th August 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) embarked at Rouen on HS Gruntilly Castle and invalided to England sick – debility; 2372 Pte Silver (with Brigade HQ) on English leave.

16th August 1918: 2458 Pte Ellis discharged (medically unfit).

15th August 1918: 2461 Pte Lamont discharged from hospital; 2409 L-Cpl Sparks re-joined Battalion.

14th August 1918: 2398 L-Sgt Strachan, DCM & 2471 Pte Gordon proceeded to England on leave; 2393 L-Cpl Seccull to hospital in Camiers, USA General Hospital; 2352 L-Cpl Ponton Absent Without Leave Sutton Veny – forfeit of 3 days pay and deprived of Lance Corporal stripe; 2427 Sgt Topliff Absent Without Leave for 1 day, Sutton Veny – reprimanded and forfeiture of 1 days pay; 2497 Pte Kerr marched in to Longbridge Deverill depot; 2395 Pte Sheehey discharged – medically unfit.

13th August 1918: 2393 L-Cpl Seccull Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot wound to head; 2399 L-Cpl Sutherland sick to Fovant Hospital (old wound); 2382 Pte Smith re-joined the Battalion.

12th August 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas discharged to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

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.

3rd August 1918: 2455 Sgt Ware detached from 22nd Battalion and disembarked at Folkestone to 2nd Training Brigade; 2439 Pte Trompf admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital; 2493 Sgt Batton, MM, awarded Bar to Military Medal for action Ville-sur-Ancre, 19th May 1918.

1st August 1918: 2398 L-Sgt Strachan, DCM promoted to Lance Sergeant; 2414 Pte Sharples appointed Lance Corporal; 2454 Pte White re-joined 7/8 Medium Trench Mortar Brigade; 2409 L-Cpl Sparks proceeded on English leave; 2369 Pte Simkin transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford.

1918-07End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 18 men with the 22nd Battalion; 15 transferred to another unit; 5 in detention; 18 in camp; 15 in hospital; 6 returning to Australia; 37 discharged; 40 Killed in Action.

31st Jul 1918: 2413 Pte Sullivan admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital; 2461 Pte Lamont admitted to Sutton Veny hospital – old thigh injury; 2458 Pte Ellis disembarked Melbourne.

30th Jul 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas2438 Sgt Tripp, MM & 2439 Pte Trompf admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital Abbeville; 2485 Pte Barr2481 Pte Fenwick & 2497 Pte Kerr marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny; 2338 Pte Hoobin re-joined the Battalion.

29th Jul 1918: 2482 Pte Farrington, MM re-joined the Battalion.

28th Jul 1918: 2480 Pte Gall transferred to 39th General Hospital, Le Havre.

27th Jul 1918: 2413 Pte Sullivan Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – mustard gas shell and admitted to 47th CCS; 2365 Cpl Richardson returned from leave.

25th Jul 1918: 2467 Pte Carter discharged – medically unfit.

24th Jul 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas & 2439 Pte Trompf admitted to 49th CCS; 2338 Pte Hoobin proceeded overseas to France from Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill via Folkestone.

23rd Jul 1918: 2423 Pte Thomas Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed (severe); 2439 Pte Trompf Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – gassed; 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) re-joined his Unit.

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.

10th July 1918: 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth Taken on Strength of Perm Cadre No.2 Command Depot.

8th July 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) absent for two days until apprehended by Military Police. Forfeiture of 15 days pay.

7th July 1918: 2364 Pte Roberts discharged to Base Depot, Le Havre.

6th July 1918: 2352 L-Cpl Ponton admitted to No.1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny; 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) discharged from hospital to Base Depot.

5th July 1918: 2370 Pte Saville disembarked Sydney for Melbourne.

3rd July 1918: 2412 Pte Smith re-joined the Battalion.

2nd July 1918: 2398 L-Sgt Strachan to hospital sick – influenza. Admitted to 6AFA, and then transferred to 47th CCS; 2396 Sgt Swift discharged to Unit.

1st July 1918: 2426 Sgt Turner receives his commission to 2nd Lieutenant; 2394 Pte Stephens to Australian Convalescent Depot Le Havre; 2395 Pte Sheehey admitted to No.5 Australian General Hospital, Melbourne.

1918-06End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 26 men with the 22nd Battalion; 15 transferred to another unit; 4 in detention; 13 in camp; 13 in hospital; 8 returning to Australia; 36 discharged; 39 Killed in Action.

30th June 1918: 2396 Sgt Swift to hospital sick.

28th June 1918: 2394 Pte Stephens to 1st Convalescent Depot Boulogne; 2393 L-Cpl Seccull discharged to AIBD from hospital; 2385 Pte Symons transferred back to 22nd Battalion at AIBD, Le Havre; 2427 Sgt Topliff & 2443 Sgt Veel discharged from hospital and to furlough.

27th June 1918: 2369 Pte Simkin admitted Bath War Hospital – appendicitis; 2338 Pte Hoobin marched in to Longbridge Deverill from Sutton Veny.

26th June 1918: 2369 Pte Simkin embarked Rouen for England; 2385 Pte Symons marched into AIBD, Le Havre; 2462 L-Sgt Alliston discharged.

25th June 1918: 2407 Pte Stevens (with 6th Trench Mortar Brigade) to hospital – sick.

24th June 1918: 2385 Pte Symons proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone and to join 24th Battalion.

23rd June 1918: 2486 Pte Barton Field General Court Martial: Desertion from the front line on 10th June until apprehended by the Military Police on 11th June. Awarded 5 years Penal Servitude, sentence suspended; 2487 Pte Payne Field General Court Martial: Absent without Leave from the front line until apprehended by the Military Police. Sentence 5 years Penal Servitude, sentence suspended; 2364 Pte Roberts transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen.

21st June 1918: 2385 Pte Symons Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Military Order – awarded 6 days close confinement and forfeiture of 6 days pay.

20th June 1918: 2412 Pte Smith to Field Punishment Compound; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) admitted Woking Military Hospital – influenza.

19th June 1918: 2483 Pte West, MM, appointed Lance Corporal; 2393 L-Cpl Seccull to hospital sick; 2385 Pte Symons Absent without Leave – awarded 2 days close confinement and forfeiture of 8 days pay; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) invalided to England sick on HS ‘Panama’; 2413 Pte Sullivan re-joined the Battalion.

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

15th June 1918: 2369 2394 Pte Stephens admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital Wimeraux; 2475 Pte Myers (with Pioneers) to 61st CCS – influenza; 2369 Pte Simkin to 20th CCS hospital sick – appendicitis; 2497 Pte Kerr marched in to No.3 Command Depot, Hurdcott.

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

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

12th June 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 June 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 June 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 June 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 June 1918: 2412 Pte Smith discharged from hospital to Base Details; 2458 Pte Ellis Returned to Australia on D11 Parambah (old injury right foot).

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

1918-05End of month summary for the 154 men that left Melbourne as the 5th/22nd: 29 men with the 22nd Battalion; 17 transferred to another unit; 3 in detention; 9 in camp; 14 in hospital; 8 returning to Australia; 35 discharged; 39 Killed in Action.

29th May 1918: 2430 Pte Thompson invalided to England on HS ‘Ville de Liege’ and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham.

27th May 1918: 2481 Pte Fenwick admitted to Hammersmith Military Hospital.

26th May 1918: 2460 Pte Bain, MM, re-joined the Battalion.

24th May 1918: 2481 Pte Fenwick invalided to UK on the ‘Stad Antwerpen’; 2338 Pte Hoobin transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford; 2469 Pte Edwards discharged.

23rd May 1918: 2455 Cpl Ware appointed Lance Sergeant; 2398 Cpl Strachan appointed Lance Sergeant; 2393 Pte Seccull promoted to Lance Corporal; 2430 Pte Thompson admitted to L of C Hospital (18th USA General Hospital Camiers); 2352 L-Cpl Ponton invalided to England, and Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham; 2451 Pte Walton admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham; 2497 Pte Kerr admitted to Norfolk War Hospital; 2402 L-Cpl Smyth transferred to No.2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

22nd 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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