4/1657 - Sapper

John

Connelly

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

26 August

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

28 May

Admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds to the legs

1916

21 June

Embarked for England

1916

22 June

Admitted to hospital

1916

10 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1916

25 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

28 October

Classified unfit for active service

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1917

1917

13 May

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 90/0027491, Military Personnel File: John CONNELLY - 4/1657.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 7.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John CONNELLY.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John CONNELLY (4/1657)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 19 September 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=149