4/1503 - Sapper

Harry

DUNN

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1915

11 October

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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

1 April

Admitted to hospital

1916

18 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

18 September

Admitted to hospital

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

1917

1917

2 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

5 April

Classified unfit for active service on account of malaria

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

26 April

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1917

3 August

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 58/0036210, Military Personnel File: Harry DUNN - 4/1503.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Harry DUNN.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Harry DUNN (4/1503)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=228