37578 - Sapper

John

MARSHALL

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

22 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

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

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

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

30 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

15 September

Rejoined the Company

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

6 October

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1918

21 October

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

19 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1919

5 April

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Rimutaka

1919

25 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 117/0078182, Military Personnel File: John MARSHALL - 37578.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John MARSHALL.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John MARSHALL (37578)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 30 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=514