37514 - Sapper

Lester Leonard

EARNSHAW

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

29 October

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

21 November

Admitted to hospital at sea with venereal disease

1917

1917

18 January

Returned to duty

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 February

Admitted to hospital

1917

26 February

Diagnosed with pneumonia

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

24 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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 May

Admitted to hospital with asthma

1917

28 June

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

9 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

24 September

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

11 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

23 October

Embarked for France

1917

27 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 November

Joined the Company

1917

18 November

Admitted to hospital with asthma

1917

28 December

Embarked for England

1917

30 December

Admitted to hospital

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

15 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

27 February

Classified unfit for active service

1918

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Remuera

1918

6 June

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°45, p. 36.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Lester Leonard EARNSHAW (37514)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=236