21458 - Sapper

Samuel

Allan

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

4 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Tunnellers began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras for an upcoming battle

1916

17 November

Joined the Company

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Tunnellers were employed to re-build a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Tunnellers joined the trenches at Monchy to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

16 July

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound

1917

21 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

20 September

Rejoined the Company

1918

From the Front

The Tunnellers were still carrying out the digging of underground defences, which they had begun in May 1917

The Workshop in Arras

1918

28 February

Granted leave

1918

17 March

Rejoined the Company

1918

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Tunnellers defended Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant heavy fire

1918

23 March

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1918

5 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Tunnellers experienced their newly reconversion as bridge builders

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

10 November

Rejoined the Company

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

8 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1919

4 February

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1919

11 February

Embarked for England and marched in to NZ Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

28 October

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 41.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Samuel Allan.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Samuel Allan (21458)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 6 June 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=9