60403 - Corporal

William Henry

CASSIDY

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

20 April

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

Reverted to Lance Corporal

1917

23 October

Embarked for France

Reverted to Sapper at own request

1917

9 November

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 November

Joined the Company

1917

30 December

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

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

16 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

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

1 September

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1918

7 September

Embarked for England

1918

8 September

Admitted to hospital

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

30 October

Classified unfit for active service

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

2 December

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Maunganui

1919

1919

8 February

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: William Henry CASSIDY.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°69, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William Henry CASSIDY (60403)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=116