37638 - Sapper

Joseph Walter

Adams

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

17 March

Enlistment

Canterbury 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

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

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Tunnellers defended Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant heavy fire

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

31 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

17 September

Rejoined the Company

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Tunnellers experienced their newly reconversion as bridge builders

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

30 September

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1918

14 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

26 October

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

19 November

Rejoined the Company

1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

1 April

Final discharge

End of Service Overseas

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: Joseph Walter Adams, AABK 18805 W5520 3/0006811.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Joseph Walter Adams.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Joseph Walter Adams (37638)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 6 June 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=4