37586 - Sapper

Harry

DUNN

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

2 January

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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

8 May

Forfeited 2 days pay for absence from roll call and drunkenness

1917

29 May

Admitted to hospital with scabies

1917

7 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

1917

18 November

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1917

6 December

Diagnosed 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

13 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

27 February

Classified unfit for service in the field

Embarked for England

1918

28 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

9 March

Classified unfit for active service

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

1 April

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Athenic

1918

13 June

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5537 58/0036211, Military Personnel File: Harry DUNN - 37586.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Harry DUNN.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Harry DUNN (37586)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=227