37661 - Sapper

James

CORBETT

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

10 February

Enlistment

Otago Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 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

27 January

Admitted to hospital with ulceration of tongue

1918

13 February

Embarked for England

1918

15 February

Admitted to hospital

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

27 March

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

10 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

20 April

Classified unfit for active service

1918

1 May

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ulimaroa

1918

16 July

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 18805 W5530 99/0028352, Military Personnel File: James CORBETT - 37661.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James CORBETT.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James CORBETT (37661)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=159