4/1647 - Sapper

Ernest William

Worth

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

8 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

1 February

Promoted Lance Corporal

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

25 February

Promoted 2nd Corporal

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

21 March

Admitted to hospital

1916

15 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

20 May

Detached to 1st NZ Field Bakery

1916

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

25 July

Detached to Segregation Camp, Etaples

1916

12 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

10 September

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Company began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras in order to accommodate thousands of soldiers for an upcoming battle

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company joined the trenches at Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

16 November

Appointed temporary Corporal

1917

14 December

Promoted Corporal

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

3 January

Gassed

1918

4 January

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis and pleurisy

1918

11 January

Rejoined the Company

1918

13 January

Granted leave

1918

29 January

Rejoined the Company

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

23 June

Promoted Sergeant

1918

18 July

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

26 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

12 December

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1919

1919

6 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

1 February

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Hororata

1919

14 April

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Ernest William WORTH.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Ernest William WORTH (4/1647)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 13 July 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=928