4/1223 - Lieutenant

William MacLeish

Durant

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

23 November

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

24 August

Granted leave

1916

1 September

Rejoined the Company

1916

14 September

Missing in action following a raid on the German trenches

Died of wounds

As prisoner of war

Resting place

Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, France

Grave reference

I A 6

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

Photography

  • Courtesy of Durant Family.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William MacLeish DURANT (4/1223)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=231