21454 - Sapper

Hugh Richard

PHIMESTER

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

19 April

Enlistment

Otago Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

11 May

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks for absence without leave and drunkenness

1916

12 May

Pay for damage done in guard room

1916

23 May

Awarded 14 days confinement to barracks and fined 2/6 for drunkenness, threatening behaviour, obscene language and breaking away from military escort

1916

11 June

Forfeited 1 day pay for overstaying leave

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

24 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

27 August

Awarded 2 days detention for absence without leave

1916

2 September

Awarded 2 days confinement to barracks, forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant and no leave for 3 months

1916

10 September

Awarded 14 days detention and 2 days confinement to barracks for absence without leave, creating disturbance, using obscene language, resisting arrest and drunkenness

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

13 October

Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 for drunkenness

1916

3 November

Joined 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

1916

29 November

Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 for being absent from fatigue party

1917

1917

11 January

Sentenced to 2 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour for striking his superior officer when in execution of his office

1917

18 February

Admitted to No.5 Military Prison, Les Attaques

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

3 July

Admitted to hospital

1917

20 July

Readmitted to No.5 Military Prison, Les Attaques

1917

21 September

Admitted to hospital

1917

8 November

Sentence remitted

Transferred

1st Battalion Canterbury Regiment

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: Hugh Richard PHIMESTER.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 42.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Hugh Richard PHIMESTER (21454)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=680