37670 - Sapper

Robert Alexander

Wilson

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

30 March

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

31 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

1917

10 April

Appointed temporary Corporal

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch, and relinquished appointment of temporary Corporal

1917

28 July

Admitted to hospital with measles

1917

6 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Reverted to Sapper

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined 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

13 June

Admonished for being out of billets without a pass

1918

15 July

Sick with influenza

1918

18 July

Returned to duty

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

25 September

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 October

Rejoined the Company

1918

19 October

Detached to Controller of Mines

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

14 November

Rejoined the Company

1918

4 December

Forfeited 7 days pay for failing to move from his billet after being warned

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

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 May

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 III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

Photography

  • Auckland Libraries Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau, Sir George Grey Special Collections: 31-W3520.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Robert Alexander WILSON (37670)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 13 July 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=920