37474 - Sapper

Ernest

DAVIES

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

29 September

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

21 December

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks

1917

1917

6 January

Employed 3 days shifting coal in the ship and entitled an extra pay of 2-/ per day

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined the Company

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

2 August

Killed in action

Dead wounded by rifle fire in the performance of his duty, Arras area

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

V J 11

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 W5537 17/0032188, Military Personnel File: Ernest DAVIES - 37474.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Ernest DAVIES.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

Photography

  • Auckland Weekly News, 20 September 1917.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Ernest DAVIES (37474)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 26 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=193