3/1655 - Lance Corporal

Clifford James

Flewellyn

Main Body (Medical Corps)

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

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

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 joined the trenches at Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy
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

16 February

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1918

18 February

To be sent to England on duty furlough

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

22 March

Duty furlough cancelled

1918

23 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

28 May

To be re-instated on duty furlough roll

1918

4 June

Embarked for England

1918

5 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

8 August

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Paparoa

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

13 December

Final discharge

End of Service

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. 8.

Photography

  • Auckland Libraries Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau, Sir George Grey Special Collections: 31-F374.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Clifford James FLEWELLYN (3/1655)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=274