4/1494 - Sapper

Samuel Arthur

CARROLL

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

30 April

Admitted to hospital with gastritis

1916

3 May

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Company began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras in order to accommodate thousands of soldiers for an upcoming battle

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

5 May

From the Front

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

The Billets in Monchy

1917

18 May

Admitted to hospital with mumps

1917

15 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

16 June

Rejoined the Company

1917

6 September

Admitted to hospital with gastritis

1917

21 September

Embarked for England

1917

22 September

Admitted to hospital

1917

13 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

14 November

Classified unfit for active service

1917

16 November

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ruahine

1918

1918

3 February

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Samuel Arthur CARROLL.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Samuel Arthur CARROLL (4/1494)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=112