4/1341 - Sapper

Henry Joseph

DARE

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

1916

1916

29 January

Promoted Lance Corporal

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

25 February

Promoted 2nd Corporal

1916

3 March

Promoted Corporal

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

14 April

Admitted to hospital

1916

29 April

Rejoined the Company

1916

13 September

Granted leave

1916

22 September

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

28 May

Appointed Acting Sergeant

1917

24 September

Promoted Sergeant

1917

2 December

Detached to Gas School

1917

8 December

Rejoined 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

18 February

Granted leave

1918

8 March

Rejoined the Company

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

23 March

Severely reprimanded for drunkenness

1918

9 July

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1918

29 July

Embarked for England

1918

31 July

Admitted to hospital with rheumatic arthritis

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

19 December

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Oxfordshire

1919

1919

2 March

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

Mentioned in Dispatches
Mentioned in Dispatches

For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight 20th-21st September 1917.

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5537 13/0031800, Military Personnel File: Henry Joseph DARE - 4/1341.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Henry Joseph DARE.
  • London Gazette, 28 December 1917, p. 13575.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Henry Joseph DARE (4/1341)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=189