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The Third Battle of Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, Roll of Honour
Topic: BatzWF - Westn Front

The Third Battle of Morlancourt

France, 10 June 1918

Roll of Honour

Australian Imperial Force

 

Poppies on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

 

The Roll of Honour contains the names of all the men from the Australian Imperial Force known to have served and lost their lives during the The Third Battle of Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918.

 

Roll of Honour

 

William Henry AINSWORTH, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Bertie Reginald ANDREWS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Herbert Gladstone ANDREWS, 27th Infantry Battalion.

 

George BARKLEY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Frank Clifford BAYLY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Joseph Richard BEEZLEY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Joseph Stephen BIRD, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Joseph Arnold BLACKET, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Stanley BLAKE, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Percy BLYTHE, 28th Infantry Battalion.

John Joseph BONSE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

William BRITT, 51st Infantry Battalion.

John Edgar BROWN, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

Ronald Bowker CAMERON, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Albert Henry CHIPP, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Cecil Cyril CLOHERTY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Walter Frederick COBBOLD, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Charles Francis COLLINS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Thomas CONNERY, 51st Infantry Battalion.

James CRAWFORD, 25th Infantry Battalion.

George Ness CURTIS, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

William Patrick DAVIS, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Patrick DE GRACIE, 51st Infantry Battalion.

 

Henry Oscar EVANS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

George FINGLAND, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Harold FITCH, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Frank Edward FOREMAN, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Henry FOSTER, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Reginald FRENCH, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

Everit Charles GEE, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

Edward HANSEN, 25th Infantry Battalion.

David Sutherland HARPER, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick Alfred Warren HASTINGS, 28th Infantry Battalion.

William Thomas HAYES, 28th Infantry Battalion.

William Augustus HELM, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Wilfred James HOLDEN, 51st Infantry Battalion.

 

Andrew IMPERIAL, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

William JAMIESON, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Martin JAY, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Carl Marius JENSEN, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Bernard Grafton JOHNSON, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

Roy KAIN, 27th Infantry Battalion.

John Edward KEAN, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Francis Edgar KEAST, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Basil KELLEY, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Reginald Neville KELLY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

John Francis KIRBY, 27th Infantry Battalion.

William Frederick Henry KLUGE, 27th Infantry Battalion.

 

John Henry LAWTON, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Arthur Humphrey LIDDLE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick William LONGMIRE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Lionel Roy LUKIN, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

John Alexander MANN, 25th Infantry Battalion.

James Henry MARSTON, 25th Infantry Battalion.

James Henry MASLIN, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Florance MCCARTHY, 12th Field Artillery Brigade.

Isaac James MCDONALD, 51st Infantry Battalion.

James Vincent MCKENZIE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Hugh Goodwin MCWATTERS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Lindsay Gordon MOLLER, 26th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick Cyril MOXON, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Frank Xavier MURPHY, 2nd Machine Battalion.

 

John Drage NEWMAN, 51st Infantry Battalion.

Ronald Keith Pitt NIND, 28th Infantry Battalion.

John NORRIS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Wilfred NORTON, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

Roy OERMANN, 13th Field Artillery Brigade.

 

Albert PAINTER, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Joseph Alfred PITTARD, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest Dennis POLGLAZE, 28th Infantry Battalion.

 

Alexander Dalgarno RAE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Percy Leonard RAMSAY, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Arthur Stephen REAL, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Charles Bright Gladstone RICKS, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest Harold RIDLER, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Frank Ernest ROBINSON, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Albert Leonard ROLLS, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest ROLPH, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Charles David RUFF, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

John Saddington SAGE, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest Richard SAWYER, 27th Infantry Battalion.

James Matthew SHEARER, 2nd Machine Battalion.

Hubert James SINCLAIR, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Clarence George SLACK, 2nd Machine Battalion.

Charles Frank SMITH, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest John SMITH, 28th Infantry Battalion.

John SMITH, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Frank Sherlaw SPENCE, 13th Field Artillery Brigade.

William SPRINGER, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Clifford Henry STANDFAST, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Bertram Rudolph Danby STEELE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Cyril Forster STEPHENS, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Ernest Tom SYMONDS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

Ernest TANNER, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Reginald Harry THOMAS, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Arthur Henry THOMPSON, 51st Infantry Battalion.

Robert John THOMPSON, 28th Infantry Battalion.

William Henry THOMPSON, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Harold John TOZER, 51st Infantry Battalion.

Lonsdale Frederick TRELEAVEN, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

Eric Cecil WALKER, 27th Infantry Battalion.

Albert Edward WALLIS, 28th Infantry Battalion.

Edward James Herbert WARD, 25th Infantry Battalion.

William WARD, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Albert WHITE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Frederick Alexander WHITE, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Alfred Edwin WINTERFORD, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Granville WORTHINGTON, 27th Infantry Battalion.

 

Harold James YOUNG, 25th Infantry Battalion.

Joseph Thomas YOUNG, 25th Infantry Battalion.

 

Lest We Forget

 

 

Further Reading:

The Third Battle of Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918

The Third Battle of Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, Roll of Honour

Western Front Battles

Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920

 


Citation: The Third Battle of Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, Roll of Honour

Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 9 June 2011 6:55 PM EADT
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 12, North-Western Section
Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF

Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916

Part 12,  North-Western Section

 

As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls and Lieutenant General George MacMunn were commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1928, their finished work, Military Operations, Egypt and Palestine - From the outbreak of war with Germany to June 1917,  was published in London. Their book included Appendix 2 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916 and is extracted below.

MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), pp. 389 - 390:

 

North-Western Section.

G.O.C., etc. - Headquarters, 53rd Division.
           
53rd (Welsh) Division.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Major-General) A. E. Dallas, C. B.

G.S.O. 1 -

Lieut.-Colonel G. A. S. Cape.           

C.R.A. -

Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) A. H. Short, C.B       

C.R.E. -

Major (temp. Lieut.-Colonel) R. P. T. K. Hawkesley.

       
158th Infantry Brigade.

G.O.C. -

Major (temp. Brig.-General) S. F. Mott.

 

1/5th Royal Welch Fusiliers;

1/6th Royal Welch Fusiliers;

1 /7th Royal Welch Fusiliers;

1/1st Herefordshire Regiment;

158th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.

 

159th Infantry Brigade.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) J. H. du B. Travers, C.B.

 

1/4th Cheshire Regiment;

1/7th Cheshire Regiment;

1/4th Welch Regiment;

1/5th Welch Regiment;

159th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.

 

160th Infantry Brigade.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) W. J. C. Butler.

 

1/4th Royal Sussex Regiment;

2/4th Royal West Surrey Regiment;

2/4th Royal West Kent Regiment;

2/10th Middlesex Regiment;

160th Brigade Machine-Gun Company.

 

Divisional Troops.

Mounted Troops -

1 Sqdn., 1/1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry.

53rd Divisional Cyclist Company.

Artillery -

1/1st Cheshire Brigade, R.F.A.

1/1st Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.

1/2nd Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.

1/4th Welsh Brigade, R.F.A.

53rd Divisional Ammunition Column (1 officer and 35 other ranks).

Engineers -

1/1st Welsh Field Company, R.E.

2/1st Welsh Field Company, R.E.

2/1st Cheshire Field Company, R.E.

Signal Service - 53rd Divisional Signal Company.

A.S.C. - 53rd Divisional Train.


Medical Units -

1/1st, 1/2nd and 1/3rd Welsh Field Ambulances.

Attached -

4th Dismounted Brigade.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) E. A. Herbert, M. V.O.

 

1/1st Shropshire Yeomanry;

1/1st Denbigh Yeomanry;

1/1st Cheshire Yeomanry;

1/1st Glamorgan Yeomanry;

1/1st Montgomery Yeomanry;

1/1st Pembroke Yeomanry;

Machine-Gun Company;

4th Dismounted Brigade Signal Troop ;

1/1st Welsh Border and 1/1st S. Wales Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances.

           

22nd Mounted Brigade.

G.O.C. -

Lieut-Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) W. Bromley-Davenport, D.S.O.

 

1/1st Lincolnshire Yeomanry;

1/lst Staffordshire Yeomanry;

1/1st East Riding Yeomanry;

Signal Troop;

Mounted Brigade, A.S.C.;

Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance.

 

Provisional Infantry Brigade (less Headquarters).

1/6th Royal Scots;

2/5th Devonshire Regiment;

2/7th Middlesex Regiment;

2/8th Middlesex Regiment;

2nd Garrison Battalion, Liverpool Regiment;

2 Naval 4-inch guns;

1/2nd Kent Field Company, R.E.;

17th Motor Machine-Gun Battery;

No. 1 Armoured Train.

 

Previous: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 11, Western Frontier Force

Next: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 13, South-Western Section

 

Further Reading:

AIF & MEF & EEF, Contents 

AIF, MEF and the EEF

 


Citation: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 12, North-Western Section


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 4 July 2009 3:59 PM EADT
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917, Part 12, Alexandria District
Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF

Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917

Part 12,  Alexandria District

 

 

As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls and Lieutenant General George MacMunn were commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1928, their finished work, Military Operations, Egypt and Palestine - From the outbreak of war with Germany to June 1917,  was published in London. Their book included Appendix 3 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917 and is extracted below.

MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), pp. 403 - 404:

 

Alexandria District.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Brig. General) R. C. Boyle, C.B.

Coast Defence  -

No. 103rd Local Company, R.G.A.

Ras el Tin Fort.

Artillery -

Royal Malta Artillery (detachment).

Quarantine and Chatby Batteries.

Mex Fort.

Infantry -

5th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment.

1st Garrison Battalion, Liverpool Regiment.

2nd Garrison Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

 

 

Previous: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917, Part 11, Delta and Western Force

Next: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917, Part 13, General Headquarters Troops

 

Further Reading:

AIF & MEF & EEF, Contents 

AIF, MEF and the EEF

 


Citation: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1917, Part 12, Alexandria District


Posted by Project Leader at 12:01 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 8 July 2009 10:14 PM EADT
Monday, 8 June 2009
The Press at the War, Boer War Journalist Casualties to August 1900
Topic: BW Gen - Campaign

 The Press at the War

Boer War Journalist Casualties to August 1900

 

Town and Country Journal, 25 August 1900, p. 37.

 

With the massive growth in literacy throughout the British Empire coupled with the global telegraph network, the Boer War became the first war where there was a saturation of Press coverage. The journalists were scorned by the senior officers but also found extremely necessary by their detractors to maintain the morale at "home". It was a tension that existed throughout the war between the journalist and the soldier.

Regardless of what the soldiers thought of the journalists, the men and women who went to South Africa were extremely brave. They bore the same hardships as the soldiers in the field but were exposed to greater risks. Whereas a unit, and thus a soldier, may see action rarely, the journalists, by their very vocation, must seek the action all the time to report on it, thereby putting themselves always at risk of either injury, capture or disease. The casualty rate for journalists was high, exceeding 50% of all those who went specifically to cover the war.

In a moment of reflection upon this high casualty rate, the Town and Country Journal published a list. This was no academic exercise in press naval gazing but a very real commentary on the loss felt by this newspaper, a loss shared by many others. At the top of the list was their own correspondent, Mr. H. H. Spooner, who died at Deelfontein from enteric fever. No one newspaper at the time was immune from these casualties. While soldiers were praised, the press carried on with their job of bringing the news, dying, invalided but failing to obtain similar national recognition. This is a tribute to those unsung heroes of the press corps.

 

The Press at the War.

CASUALTIES AMONG JOURNALISTS.

OVER FORTY VICTIMS


The following, by no means a complete list, shows how the war Correspondents have suffered is c m the severity of the campaign. The list shows a very high percentage of misfortunes, demonstrates the risks which have to be incurred by correspondents at the front in a very emphatic manner -

Mr. H. H. Spooner, Sydney "Town and Country Journal," died at Deelfontein from enteric fever.

Mr. William J. Lambie, Sydney "Daily Telegraph," killed at Rensburg.

Mr. D. Macdonald, "Melbourne Argus," enteric fever.

Mr. M. H. Donohoe, London "Daily Chronicle" (formerly of Sydney "Evening News"), captured.

Mr. A. G. Hales. ("Smiler"), "Daily News," captured.

Major Reay, "Melbourne Herald," enteric fever.

Mr. G. W. Stevens, London "Daily Mail," died of enteric fever during the siege of Ladysmith.

Mr. Alfred Ferrand, "Morning Post," killed at Ladysmith.

Mr. Albert Collett, "Daily Mail," killed in action, Molteno.

Colonel Hozier, "Sphere," killed near Stormberg.   

Mr. Ernest G. Parslow, "Daily Chronicle," shot dead by Lieutenant Murchison at Mafeking. Murderer, penal servitude for life.

Mr. Mitchell, "Standard," captured, escaped, took enteric fever, and died.

Mr. Charles E. Hands, "Daly Mail," dangerously wounded, Maritsani.

Mr. Julian Ralph, "Daily Mail," struck by shell fragment at Belmont, and severely injured in accident.

Mr. F. W. Walker, "Daily Mail," wounded at Stormberg.

Captain Wright, "Daily Mail," wounded at dispatch riding.

Lord De la Warr, "Globe," wounded at Vryheid.

Mr. P. F. Reid (son of Sir H.G. Reid), "Echo," seriously wounded at Kheis.

Mr. E. F. Knight, "Morning Post," shot with sporting Mauser bullet at Belmont; right arm amputated.

Mr. Winston Spencer Churchill, "Morning Post," captured at Chieveley, afterwards escaped.

Lord Cecil Manners, "Morning Post," captured near Johannesburg, and liberated.

Mr. George Lynch, "Morning Herald" and "Echo," captured, released; in hospital with enteric fever; now in England.

Mr. A. Graham, "Central News,” missing since May 21; supposed captured.

Mr. A. F. Hellawell, "Daily Mail," captured.

Rev. Adrain Hofmeyr, "Daily Mail," captured.

Lady Sarah Wilson, "Daily Mail," captured.

Lord Rosslyn, "Daily Mail" and "Sphere," captured.

Mr. James Milne, Reuter's, captured.

Mr. John Stuart, "Morning Post," nearly blind after siege of Ladysmith; recovered; now ill with dysentery.

Mr. W. Maxwell, "Standard," enteric fever during siege of Ladysmith; recovered.

Mr. H. S. Lyons, "Daily Mail," invalided, enteric, Durban.

Mr. T. J. Greenwood, "Cape Argus" enteric fever, siege of Ladysmith.

Mr. L. Oppenheim, "Daily Mail," invalided, enteric.

Mr. Lester Ralph, "Daily Mail," invalided, enteric.

Mr. R.C.E. Nissen, "Daily Mail," invalided, enteric.

Mr. W. Martindale, "Central News," enteric, recovered.

Mr. Alfred Kinnear, "Central News," enteric, recovered.

Mr. Jos. S. Dunn, "Central News," twice captured, enteric, recovered.

Mr. Charles Bray, "Central News," enteric, recovered.

Mr. F. A. Stewart, "Illustrated London News," dysentery, at Durban.

Mr. W. T. Maud, "Daily Graphic," enteric fever after Ladysmith, and invalided home.

Mr. Buller, "Daily Telegraph," invalided home.

Mr: H. W. Nevison, "Daily Chronicle," in hospital with fever, recovered.

Mr. J. A. Cameron, "Daily Chronicle," enteric; permanently invalided.

Mr. Brayley Hodgetts, "Daily Express," invalided with enteric.

 

Further Reading:

The Boer War

Boer War Battles where Australians fought

 



Posted by Project Leader at 10:14 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 18 February 2010 7:53 AM EAST
Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 13, South-Western Section
Topic: AIF & MEF & EEF

Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916

Part 13,  South-Western Section

 

As part of the Official British War History of the Great War, Captain Cyril Falls and Lieutenant General George MacMunn were commissioned to produce a commentary on the Sinai, Palestine and Syrian operations that took place. In 1928, their finished work, Military Operations, Egypt and Palestine - From the outbreak of war with Germany to June 1917,  was published in London. Their book included Appendix 2 which specifically detailed the Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916 and is extracted below.

MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), pp. 389 - 390:

 

South-Western Section.

G.O.C. -

Colonel (temp. Brig.-General) H. W. Hodgson, C.V.O.

Mounted Troops -

1st Australian Light Horse Brigade

1 Sqdn. Egyptian Army Cavalry.

Infantry  -

2nd Garrison Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

1 Company and Machine-Gun Section, Egyptian Army.

Signal Service -

Detachment, 2nd Mounted Divisional Signal Sqdn.

Emergency Sqdn., Royal Naval Armoured Car Division.

H.Q. and Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Light Armoured Motor Batteries.

No. 2 Armoured Train.

 

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Further Reading:

AIF & MEF & EEF, Contents 

AIF, MEF and the EEF

 


Citation: Order Of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, April 1916, Part 13, South-Western Section


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