Were the WG Officers on board Sir G ever censured in any way for getting so many of their men killed and injured? Also, l seem to remember reading that the reason the men were in Sir G n the first place was because they had not hit their fitness hard enough on the way south and therefore couldn't do the trip on foot.
Some of this you can write off against having been 2 years (IIRC) on public duties - but . . . . .