55369 - Sapper

Edward

JOBE

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

17 March

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

11 July

Forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for overstaying leave

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

23 October

Embarked for France

1917

27 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 November

Joined the Company

1917

23 November

Admitted to hospital with hyperhidrosis

1917

13 December

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

14 January

Admitted to hospital with debility

1918

27 February

Classified unfit for service in the field and embarked for England

1918

28 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

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

24 July

Detached on duty to No.1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

Admitted to hospital with irritation of sympathetic nerve

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

14 October

Detached on duty to No.1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

8 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

10 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Bhamo

1919

23 May

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, AABK 188805 W5541 61/0060587, Military Personnel File: Edward JOBE - 55369.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Edward JOBE.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°69, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edward JOBE (55369)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 28 November 2020. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=415