4/1562 - Sapper

Colin

Adams

1st Reinforcements

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

25 July

Rejoined the Company from hospital

1916

8 September

Admitted to hospital

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

1916

17 November

Rejoined the Company

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

23 April

Died of wounds

No.41 Casualty Clearing Station, Agnez-lès-Duisans

Resting place

Duisans British Cemetery, France

Grave reference

IV C 27

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 3/0006741, Military Personnel File: Colin ADAMS - 4/1562.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 7.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Colin ADAMS.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Colin ADAMS (4/1562)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=3