4/1462 - Sapper

Herbert Charles

POPE

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

28 September

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

11 November

Promoted Corporal

1915

27 November

Promoted Sergeant

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

16 April

Admitted to hospital

1916

18 May

Diagnosed with pyrexia of unknown origin

1916

30 May

Rejoined the Company

1916

25 June

Admitted to hospital with debility

1916

28 June

Embarked for England

1916

29 June

Admitted to hospital

1916

5 September

Granted leave

1916

20 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

21 December

Transferred

NZ Depot Instructional Permanent Staff, Codford

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: Herbert Charles POPE.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Herbert Charles POPE (4/1462)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 19 August 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=691