4/1622 - Sapper

Charles

LOMAS

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

2 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

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

5 June

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the left hand

1916

16 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

15 July

Admitted to hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin

1916

3 August

Embarked for England

1916

4 August

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1916

29 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

6 September

Forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave, disobedience of camp orders and breaking into camp

1916

6 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

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

14 December

Forfeited 3 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave and possessing an irregular pass

1917

1917

5 January

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1917

19 January

Marched in to NZ Expeditionary Force Headquarters, London

Classified unfit for active service

1917

17 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Maunganui

1917

13 May

Granted sick leave

1917

19 May

Reported to local Defence Office

1917

24 May

Admonished and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for failing to obey orders to report for medical board

1917

20 May

Granted sick leave

1917

22 May

Reported to local Defence Office

1917

12 June

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 26/0069085, Military Personnel File: Charles LOMAS - 4/1622.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Charles LOMAS.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Charles LOMAS (4/1622)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=497