4/1219 - Captain

Lachlan Bain

CAMPBELL

Main Body - Section No.1

Timeline


1915

1915

16 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

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

13 September

Granted leave to France

1916

22 September

Rejoined the Company

1916

14 November

Granted leave to France

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

1916

24 November

Rejoined the Company

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 moved to Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

3 October

Granted leave to France

1917

15 October

Rejoined the Company

1917

1 December

Gassed

Admitted to hospital

1917

9 December

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

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

7 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1918

20 February

Embarked for France

1918

21 February

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

24 February

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

27 June

Granted leave to Paris

1918

7 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

7 September

Detached to Royal Engineers School, Rouen

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

9 October

Rejoined the Company

1918

19 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

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

1918

21 November

Rejoined the Company

1919

1919

20 January

Embarked for England

1919

5 September

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Arawa

1919

14 December

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

Military Cross
Military Cross

For distinguished service in the field.

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: Lachlan Bain CAMPBELL.
  • London Gazette, 3 June 1918, p. 6474.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 1.

Photography

  • Courtesy of BAMFORD Family.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Lachlan Bain CAMPBELL (4/1219)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=104