37596 - Sapper

Marcus Claude

Abbott

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 December

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company joined the trenches at Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

4 June

Embarked for France

1917

7 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 June

Joined the Company

1918

From the Front

The Company was still carrying out the digging of underground premises and defences on the Front near Arras

The Workshop in Arras

1918

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Company was engaged in the defence of Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant enemy shellfire

1918

31 March

Killed in action

Dead wounded by shell-fire, Telegraph Hill

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

VII C 27

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 39.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Marcus Claude ABBOTT.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Marcus Claude ABBOTT (37596)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 15 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=1