5/884 - Driver

Bert

Barnett

Main Body (Army Service Corps)

Timeline


1915

1915

11 December

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

22 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

1916

5 August

Detached to 1st Army Service Corps Repair Shop

1916

10 October

Rejoined the Company

1916

1 November

Promoted Corporal

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

8 March

Admitted to hospital with meningitis

Died of disease

No.12 Stationary Hospital, Saint-Pol

Resting place

Saint-Pol Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Grave reference

E 13

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 W5520 53/0011719, Military Personnel File: Bert BARNETT - 5/884.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Bert BARNETT.

Photography

  • Auckland Weekly News, 29 March 1917.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Bert BARNETT (5/884)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=29