4/1491 - Sapper

Edwin Arthur Stuart

Barnett

Main Body - Section N°4

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Canterbury 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

1 November

Granted leave to France

1916

14 November

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Tunnellers began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras for an upcoming battle

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Tunnellers were employed to re-build a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

22 April

Transferred to NZ Army Service Corps and joined the NZ Divisional Train

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Tunnellers joined the trenches at Monchy to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

6 August

Detached to NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company

1918

From the Front

The Tunnellers were still carrying out the digging of underground defences, which they had begun in May 1917

The Workshop in Arras

1918

14 January

Granted leave to France

1918

28 January

Embarked for England

1918

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Remuera

1918

24 October

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Military Personnel Files: Edwin Arthur Stuart Barnett, AABK 18805 W5520 53/0011721.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

Photography

  • Courtesy of Barnett Family.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edwin Arthur Stuart Barnett (4/1491)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 6 June 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=30