4/1337 - Lance Corporal

Robert

Colhoun

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

6 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1915

20 December

Promoted 2nd Corporal

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

25 May

Promoted Corporal

1916

13 June

Admitted to hospital with epididymitis and orchitis

1916

11 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

1916

21 November

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1916

3 December

Embarked for England

1916

4 December

Admitted to hospital

1917

1917

13 February

Classified unfit for active service

1917

18 March

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1917

3 June

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5530 84/0026839, Military Personnel File: Robert COLHOUN - 4/1337.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Robert COLHOUN.

Photography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, D570 M48 W241 p16.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Robert COLHOUN (4/1337)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 19 September 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=135