5/883 - Driver

Edward John

Allsop

Main Body (Army Service Corps)

Timeline


1915

1915

11 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

11 May

Admitted to hospital with a hand injury

1916

3 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

3 August

Detached to NZ Base Depot, Rouen

1916

4 September

Forfeited 1 day pay for absence without leave

1916

29 October

Detached to N°2 NZ Field Ambulance

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Tunnellers began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras for an upcoming battle

1916

18 December

Detached to NZ Division Supply Column

1916

25 December

Awarded 2 days Field Punishment N°2 for absence from inspection

1917

1917

21 January

Detached to N°3 NZ Field Ambulance

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Tunnellers were employed to re-build a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Tunnellers joined the trenches at Monchy to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

29 July

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

10 August

Rejoined N°3 NZ Field Ambulance

1917

12 August

Awarded 7 days Field Punishment N°2 for being improperly dressed

1918

From the Front

The Tunnellers were still carrying out the digging of underground defences, which they had begun in May 1917

The Workshop in Arras

1918

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Tunnellers defended Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant heavy fire

1918

17 April

Admitted to hospital with hernia

1918

21 April

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital

1918

13 July

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

29 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

4 August

Granted agricultural leave to United Kingdom

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

14 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Tunnellers experienced their newly reconversion as bridge builders

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

5 March

Final discharge

End of Service Overseas

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Edward John Allsop.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edward John Allsop (5/883)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 6 June 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=12