37551 - Sapper

John Glen

CASSIDY

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

12 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1916

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

5 November

Awarded 8 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 8 days pay for overstaying leave

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

16 December

Forfeited 3 days pay

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined the Company

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

24 July

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder

1917

14 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

20 October

Classified unfit for service in the field

1917

10 November

Embarked for England

1917

11 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

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

12 January

Classified unfit for active service

1918

1 February

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Willochra

1918

13 April

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5530 51/0023586, Military Personnel File: John Glen CASSIDY - 37551.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John Glen CASSIDY.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John Glen CASSIDY (37551)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=115