Red Cross Files: 100 Days Offensive

22nd-battalionThe Allied Hundred Days Offensive is the term given to the final phase of the Great War commencing with the breakthrough on the Somme on the 8th August 1918, led by General Monash‘s Australian Corps at Villers-Bretonneux. Although the 22nd Battalion had just a supporting role on Ludendorff’s ‘Black Day’, the 22nd would play their part as the Corps advanced east, culminating in the attack on the Hindenburg Line at Beaurevoir on what would be the penultimate day of fighting by the AIF on the Western Front. During the offensive 75 men of the 22nd Battalion were killed in action or died of wounds from August up until the Armistice on 11th November 1918. In addition another twelve men would die from illness over the next two years, many from the influenza epidemic that that had a devastating impact on both the soldier and civilian populations at this time. Click on the links to learn more of their fate, often from first hand accounts from their comrades.

LEST WE FORGET

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Regt No. Rank Surname Init Yr Cause of Death Date of Death Country Cemetery / Memorial
5917 Private THORNELL E A 22 Illness 09/08/1918 UK MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY
6910 Private THOMAS H 34 Killed in Action 13/08/1918 France BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
3829 Sgt. FOURACRE R S 28 Killed in Action 14/08/1918 France BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
2234 Private THOMPSON T H 27 Died of Wounds 17/08/1918 France DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
123 Sgt. BREGENZER E R 39 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
398 Sgt. HEFFERNAN J 24 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
518 Private McINTYRE A J 24 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
773 Private ANDERSON G J 24 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
873 Private NORRIS J 25 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
1071 Private EGAN H J 22 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
1979 Private MORRIS A 22 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
3825 Sgt. DOLAN F 22 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
3942 Private SWIFT T G L 24 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4002 Sgt. ELLIS L G 25 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
6101 L-Cpl JACKSON J D 32 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6360 Private HILL V G 25 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
6361 Private HURST A S 27 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6857 Private MAXWELL W 36 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6894 Private SMITH E W 21 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
6946A Private KELLY E J 31 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Lieut. MADDEN N J 23 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
Lieut. McCARTIN L A 24 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Lieut. WESTAWAY H W 26 Killed in Action 18/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
233 Cpl RASDELL F L 21 Killed in Action 27/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
3791 Cpl COATES F H 24 Killed in Action 27/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
3836 Private GILL H 36 Killed in Action 27/08/1918 France FOUQUESCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
6079 Private COFFEY S J 31 Killed in Action 27/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Lieut. WALL H M M 22 Killed in Action 27/08/1918 France FOUQUESCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
1086 Cpl SPARGO H J 36 Killed in Action 28/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
5117 L-Cpl LAYBURN W J A 28 Killed in Action 28/08/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
50128 Private POWELL W H 33 Killed in Action 28/08/1918 France ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
1049 Cpl BAILLIE R G 26 Died of Wounds 01/09/1918 United Kingdom READING CEMETERY
5918 Private TREMBATH H E 22 Killed in Action 01/09/1918 France PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
4510 Private NANKERVIS W C 27 Killed in Action 02/09/1918 France PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6310 L-Cpl CORNELL E 30 Died of Wounds 02/09/1918 France HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU
6332 Private EDWARDS R G C 32 Killed in Action 02/09/1918 France PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
50029 Private CUNNINGHAM L N 19 Killed in Action 02/09/1918 France PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
50075 Private JONES W S 28 Killed in Action 02/09/1918 France PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5681 Private SARGEANT H 20 Died of Wounds 03/09/1918 France HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU
50131 Private PARSONS S 18 Died of Wounds 05/09/1918 France DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5106 Private WILLIAMSON L A 33 Died of Wounds 09/09/1918 France ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
1577 Private MITCHELL J E P 22 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
1936 Private McALPINE A 29 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
2409 L-Cpl SPARKS H T 27 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
4374 Cpl BONNETT R P 45 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
4653 L-Cpl ADAMS E H 32 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
4747 Private LAWRENCE R 20 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
51453 Private STEVENS E H 20 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
51455 Private SUGDEN J 33 Died of Wounds 03/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
6948A Private TUCKER S W 27 Died of Wounds 03/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Captain BRAITHWAITE W M 25 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
Lieut. PATERSON E E 37 Killed in Action 03/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
3823 Private DAVIS A 28 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
3984 Private GOGOLL C H 23 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4116 Private GRAHAM F W 28 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
4699 Private ELLISON J 24 Died of Wounds 04/10/1918 France TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5078 Private POULTER J W 19 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
5102 Private WALKERDEN A 23 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
5625 L-Sgt. LIGHT E 20 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
5974 Private DE GROOT R J 21 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
6287 Private BRAIN J 31 Died of Wounds 04/10/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6401 Cpl McCALL J P 33 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
50091 Private LEGGE G F 21 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
50194 Private POOLE C E 21 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
51372 Private HENDRICK R R 18 Died of Wounds 04/10/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
51410 Private McLENNAN M W 20 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6788A Private DAVEY T H W 25 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
678A L-Cpl KELLEY P L 22 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
6812A Private GLEESON W J 21 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
Second Lieut. DAWSETT P J 28 Killed in Action 04/10/1918 France PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY
6808 Private GANE C 20 Died of Wounds 05/10/1918 France TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
5419 Cpl TOMKINSON J H 26 Died of Wounds 06/10/1918 France TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
2012 Private WHITE A T 21 Died of Wounds 10/10/1918 France ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
3904 Private PODMORE J 26 Illness 01/11/1918 UK SUTTON VENY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD
4774A L-Cpl SMITH P E 21 POW 10/11/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6878A Private JAMES B P 38 Illness 25/11/1918 France ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5813 Private McNEIL D C 23 Illness 28/11/1918 Belgium NIVELLES (NIJVEL) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
6796 Private DOWLING O W L 20 Illness 08/12/1918 France ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
61868 Private HIGGINS D C 23 Illness 07/02/1919 UK SUTTON VENY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD
6903 Private WARWICK W J 25 Illness 08/02/1919 Egypt SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Lieut. WYMOND L 32 Illness 07/05/1919 Australia BRIGHTON GENERAL CEMETERY, VICTORIA
182 2nd Cpl KNELL E N 25 Illness 15/01/1920 UK HAREFIELD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
972 Private ROBINSON W I 45 Illness 22/02/1920 Australia COBURG PINE RIDGE CEMETERY
5450 Private CLEARY J J 38 Illness 05/07/1920 Australia COBURG PINE RIDGE CEMETERY
1214 L-Cpl BAWDEN W A 25 Illness 05/09/1920 Australia COBURG PINE RIDGE CEMETERY
5410 Private ROSE J 41 Illness 24/09/1920 Australia POOWONG CEMETERY
736 Sgt. DICKENSON F 30 Illness 11/12/1920 Australia BRIGHTON GENERAL CEMETERY, VICTORIA

 

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