30713 - Sapper

Thomas

CHUTE

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

23 August

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

7 November

Awarded 5 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 5 days pay for breaking out of camp and absence without leave

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

16 December

Awarded 72 hours detention

1916

28 December

Awarded 96 hours detention

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

Awarded 14 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

28 May

Awarded 168 hours detention and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

12 June

Awarded 108 hours detention and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

20 June

Awarded 28 days detention and forfeited 10 days pay for absence without leave

1917

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 July

Detached to detention

1917

9 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

3 September

Joined the Company

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

24 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, to be subjected to a medical examination

1918

27 February

Classified unfit for active service

Embarked for England

1918

28 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

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

15 June

Final discharge

End of Service Overseas

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 65/0024909, Military Personnel File: Thomas CHUTE - 30713.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Thomas CHUTE.
  • 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, “Thomas CHUTE (30713)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=124