37707 - Sapper

John Robert

RODGERS

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

22 March

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

6 August

Forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

12 October

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

14 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

7 December

Embarked for France

1917

10 December

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 January

Joined the Company

1918

13 March

Admitted to hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin

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

27 March

Embarked for England

1918

1 April

Admitted to hospital

1918

1 June

Granted leave

1918

17 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

2 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

31 December

Appointed Cook

1919

1919

4 February

Relinquished appointment of Cook

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

9 April

Admitted to hospital at sea

1919

12 April

Returned to duty

1919

22 May

Final discharge

End of Service

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: John Robert RODGERS.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John Robert RODGERS (37707)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 19 August 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=732