21467 - Lieutenant

Harry Archibald

DE LAUTOUR

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

13 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

23 December

Joined the Company

1916

27 December

Detached to Mine School

1917

1917

2 January

Admitted to hospital

1917

3 January

Rejoined Mine School

1917

5 January

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

6 September

Granted leave

1917

18 September

Rejoined the Company

1917

8 December

Detached to VIth Corps

1917

14 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

21 December

Detached to General Headquarters Salvage Corps

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

7 January

Rejoined the Company

1918

29 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

14 February

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

11 July

Detached to Musketry School

1918

25 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

14 September

Granted leave

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

16 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
1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 May

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°34, p. 41.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Harry Archibald DE LAUTOUR (21467)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 14 May 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=199