4/1644 - Sapper

Henry David

CODYRE

Main Body - Section No.1

Timeline


1915

1915

2 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Under the alias of
Kenneth RUSSELL

1915

11 October

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

17 June

Awarded 2 days Field Punishment No.1 for drunkenness and absence from parade

1916

26 June

Admitted to hospital

1916

28 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

4 August

Admitted to hospital

1916

12 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

24 August

Awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.1 for drunkenness

1916

9 September

Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence from tattoo

1916

7 November

Awarded 84 days Field Punishment No.1 for absence without leave, drunkenness and resisting arrest by striking the Lance Corporal Bew in the face with his fist

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

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

Awarded 24 days Field Punishment No.1, forfeited 28 days pay and 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

29 April

Rejoined 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

15 June

Admitted to hospital with otitis media

1917

3 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Rejoined the Company

1917

30 July

Admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever

1917

6 August

Embarked for England

1917

7 August

Admitted to hospital

1917

19 September

Classified unfit for active service

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

2 November

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1918

1918

31 January

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: Henry David CODYRE.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 2.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Henry David CODYRE (4/1644)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=133