55370 - Sapper

Timothy

CHESSELL

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

31 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

11 July

Forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for overstaying leave

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined the Company

1917

25 October

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

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

8 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

2 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

12 June

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1918

14 July

Embarked for England

1918

17 July

Admitted to hospital with debility

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

10 November

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

12 December

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

28 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

1919

25 January

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Port Melbourne

1919

8 May

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 188805 W5530 60/0024419, Military Personnel File: Timothy CHESSELL - 55370.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Timothy CHESSELL.
  • 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, “Timothy CHESSELL (55370)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=121