37639 - Sapper

James Joseph

ABLESON

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

3 February

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 September

Joined 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

3 January

Gassed and admitted to hospital

1918

28 February

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

6 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

25 July

Admitted to hospital with debility

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

3 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

7 September

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1918

11 September

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital with myalgia

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

21 March

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1919

30 March

Readmitted to hospital

1919

9 June

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1919

17 August

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James Joseph ABLESON.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James Joseph ABLESON (37639)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 30 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=2