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 joined the trenches at 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.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Ernest DAVIES.

Photography

  • Auckland Weekly News, 20 September 1917.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Ernest DAVIES (37474)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=193