37470 - Sapper

Victor

LANEY

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 October

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

1 April

Admitted to hospital with mumps

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

19 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company moved to Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

3 July

Detached to 2nd ANZAC Headquarters

1917

4 July

Classified unfit for active service

1917

22 July

Embarked for England

1917

24 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

1 November

Transfer to New Zealand

H.T. Mokoia

1918

1918

2 April

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 18805 W5541 117/0066122, Military Personnel File: Victor LANEY - 37470.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Victor LANEY.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 36.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Victor LANEY (37470)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 April 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=465