37667 - Sapper

Anselm

FLYNN

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

5 March

Enlistment

Wellington 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

1917

13 September

Admitted to hospital with a sprained ankle due to fall of chalk

1917

30 September

Rejoined the Company

1917

12 November

Gassed and admitted to hospital

1917

28 November

Embarked for England

1917

29 November

Admitted to hospital

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

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

7 June

Classified unfit for active service

1918

8 July

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks for failing to appear at parade

1918

22 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

24 August

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

1 December

Died of disease

On account of his war service, Stratford Hospital

Resting place

Stratford Kopuatama Cemetery, New Zealand

Grave reference

Block 7. Plot 10

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 105/0040918, Military Personnel File: Anselm FLYNN - 37667.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Anselm FLYNN.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

Photography

  • Courtesy of OSBALDISTON Family.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Anselm FLYNN (37667)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=276