4/1432 - Sapper

Edward William

Hartland

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

9 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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

9 May

Awarded 9 days detention and forfeited 9 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

7 June

Awarded 5 days Field Punishment No.1 for being in possession of a bottle of rum and not complying with an order

1916

25 August

Forfeited 7 days pay for absence from parade

1916

27 August

Forfeited 1 day pay for appearing in street improperly dressed

1916

24 September

Forfeited 2 days pay for drunkenness

1916

8 October

Forfeited 3 days pay for being out of bounds without a pass

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

Awarded 18 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour for striking his superior officer in the execution of his office and disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer

1916

9 December

18 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour quashed

1917

1917

27 January

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

9 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Rejoined the Company

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

1917

8 August

Injured by fall of chalk but remained with the Company

1917

20 December

Granted leave

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

4 January

Rejoined the Company

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

25 March

Admitted to hospital

1918

26 March

Diagnosed with bronchitis

1918

6 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

6 May

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks for absence from tattoo

1918

7 May

Forfeited 4 days pay for gambling

1918

21 May

Classified unfit for active service

1918

26 May

Embarked for England

1918

28 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

6 July

Awarded 4 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 4 days pay for absence without leave

1918

8 August

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Paparoa

1918

5 November

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. 5.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edward William HARTLAND (4/1432)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=357