4/1449 - Sapper

George Herbert

MEDER

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

30 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

24 June

Detached to Mine School

1916

2 July

Rejoined the Company

1916

10 September

Admitted to hospital

1916

12 September

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

16 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

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

3 May

Detached to Mine School

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

9 May

Rejoined the Company

1917

10 August

Killed in action

Killed during a British raid, Sector of Monchy

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

V J 14

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: George Herbert MEDER.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

Photography

  • Auckland Libraries Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau, Sir George Grey Special Collections: 31-M784.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “George Herbert MEDER (4/1449)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 27 February 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=571