4/1374 - Sapper

John Edward McEachran

McINTYRE

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

27 August

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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

6 April

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1916

28 April

Awarded 10 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay for absence without leave

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

4 October

Admitted to hospital

1916

13 October

Rejoined the Company

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

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

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

31 August

Admitted to hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin

1917

9 September

Embarked for England

1917

10 September

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1917

8 November

Granted leave

1917

24 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

19 January

Forfeited 1 day pay for absence from billets

1918

4 February

Awarded 2 days confinement to barracks for absence from parade

1918

4 March

Awarded 5 days confinement to barracks for absence from parade

1918

16 March

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay for absence without leave

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

10 April

Classified unfit for active service on account of debility following trench fever

1918

26 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

30 May

Transfer to New Zealand

H.T. Mokoia

1918

16 July

Granted sick leave

1918

22 July

Reported to local Defence Office

1918

24 September

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John Edward McEachran McINTYRE (4/1374)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 19 August 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=547