37608 - Lieutenant

Herbert George

SHANNON

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

20 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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

6 June

Embarked for France

1917

7 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 July

Joined the Company

1917

17 November

Granted leave

1917

4 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

24 December

Granted special leave to United Kingdom

1917

31 December

Admitted to hospital with bronchial catarrh

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

28 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

30 May

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Mokoia

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

5 August

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: Herbert George SHANNON.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Herbert George SHANNON (37608)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 21 May 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=765