21431 - Sapper

William John

DOOLEY

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

4 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Admitted to hospital in England

1916

13 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

19 September

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

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

24 November

Embarked for France

1916

26 November

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

1917

9 March

Admitted to hospital with suspected mumps

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

1 May

Diagnosed with suspected enteric disease

1917

4 May

Died of disease

24th General Hospital, Etaples

Resting place

Etaples Military Cemetery, France

Grave reference

XVIII H 15

Decoration

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: William John DOOLEY.
  • 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, “William John DOOLEY (21431)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=212