37463 - Sapper

James

Allan

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

29 September

Enlistment

Otago Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

26 February

Forfeited 1 day pay for absence without leave

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

1 April

Detached to Segregation Camp, Etaples

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

27 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company joined the trenches at Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

6 May

Joined the Company

1917

28 October

Detached to Mine School

1917

11 November

Rejoined the Company

1917

3 December

Wounded in action by gas shell and admitted to hospital

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

1 January

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital with trench fever

1918

6 March

Granted leave to United Kingdom

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

4 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

12 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1918

9 May

Embarked for France

1918

11 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

17 May

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

18 December

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

21 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1919

1919

7 June

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ruapehu

1919

26 August

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 W5520 11/0007555, Military Personnel File: James ALLAN - 37463.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James ALLAN.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James ALLAN (37463)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 7 August 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=7