17624 - Sapper

Roger Thomas Hilton

DALE

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

3 July

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined 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

14 July

Admitted to hospital with trench fever

1917

25 July

Embarked for England

1917

29 July

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1917

28 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

12 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

26 December

Admitted to hospital with trench fever

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

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

7 June

Classified unfit for active service

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

24 August

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

11 March

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • 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, “Roger Thomas Hilton DALE (17624)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 14 May 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=186