4/1221 - Lieutenant

Guy Shackburgh

COLLYNS

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

18 October

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

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

24 August

Granted leave

1916

1 September

Rejoined the Company

1916

26 October

Granted leave

1916

7 November

Rejoined the Company

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

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

6 December

Granted leave

1917

22 December

Rejoined 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

2 January

Appointed temporary Captain

1918

26 January

Relinquished appointment of temporary Captain

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

13 April

Detached to Ist Army Controller of Mines

1918

22 May

Rejoined the Company

1918

12 June

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

28 June

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

28 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1918

15 September

Transferred

Otago Regiment

Decoration

Military Cross
Military Cross

For distinguished service in the field.

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: Guy Shackburgh COLLYNS.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Guy Shackburgh COLLYNS (4/1221)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=143