4/1442 - Sapper

Harry

LAYCOCK

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

15 September

Enlistment

Wellington 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

13 May

Admitted to hospital with scabies

1916

23 May

Rejoined the Company

1916

11 November

Granted leave

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

1916

23 November

Rejoined the Company

1917

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

26 April

Granted leave

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

11 May

Rejoined the Company

1917

17 May

Admitted to hospital

1917

19 May

Diagnosed with pyrexia of unknown origin

1917

22 May

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital

1917

27 August

Classified unfit for active service

1917

29 August

Granted leave

1917

13 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

2 November

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1918

1918

31 January

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 W5544 5/0066969, Military Personnel File: Harry LAYCOCK - 4/1442.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Harry LAYCOCK.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Harry LAYCOCK (4/1442)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 30 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=473