37584 - Sapper

Edgar Douglas

WHITE

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

28 September

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

4 February

Promoted Lance Corporal

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch, and reverted to Sapper

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

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

1917

25 August

Admitted to hospital with head wound caused by falling rubble

1917

27 August

Rejoined the Company

1917

16 November

Admitted to hospital with diarrhoea

1917

29 November

Rejoined the Company

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

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

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

15 September

Rejoined the Company

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
1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

7 March

Admitted to hospital with tonsillitis

1919

30 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1919

9 August

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Corinthic

1919

21 October

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: Edgar Douglas WHITE.
  • 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, “Edgar Douglas WHITE (37584)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 27 February 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=903