4/1222 - Lieutenant

Robert Henry

DALDY

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

12 November

Enlistment

Auckland 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

26 April

Admitted to hospital with measles

1916

13 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

21 June

Granted leave to France

1916

5 July

Rejoined the Company

1916

20 September

Granted leave

1916

29 September

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

1916

2 December

Admitted to hospital

1916

4 December

Promoted Captain

1916

15 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

1917

6 January

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the face

1917

22 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 February

Rejoined the Company

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

27 August

Granted leave

1917

9 September

Rejoined the Company

1917

3 December

Detached to IVth Corps

1917

15 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

9 January

Granted leave

1918

26 January

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

5 August

Detached on command to Commanding Royal Engineers Cavalry Corps

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

19 September

Rejoined the Company

1918

22 September

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

25 October

Rejoined the Company

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

27 December

Discharged

1919

1919

1 January

Embarked for England

1919

3 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

4 June

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

Military Cross
Military Cross

For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders.

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: Robert Henry DALDY.
  • London Gazette, 1 January 1919, p. 33.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Robert Henry DALDY (4/1222)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 14 May 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=185