4/1325 - Major

John Evelyn

DUIGAN

Main Body - Headquarters

Timeline


1915

1915

15 December

Posted to Tunnelling Corps

From NZ Army Staff Officers

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

27 June

Admitted to hospital with a fractured fibula

1916

1 July

Embarked for England

1916

2 July

Admitted to hospital

1916

15 July

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1916

19 August

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

22 November

Granted leave

1916

2 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

1917

11 January

Appointed as a General Staff Officer at the Divisional Headquarters of the NZ Expeditionary Force, France

1917

15 February

Transferred

VIth Army Corps Headquarters, France

Decoration

Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order

For distinguished service in the field.

Mentioned in Dispatches
Mentioned in Dispatches

For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty.

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: John Evelyn DUIGAN.
  • London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p. 5429.
  • Ibid., 4 June 1917, p. 5476.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 1.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John Evelyn DUIGAN (4/1325)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=225