4/1344 - Sapper

William

EDWARDS

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

6 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

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

20 March

Awarded 3 months Field Punishment No.1 for abusive language and refusing to obey his officer

1916

14 September

Wounded in action while carrying in a severely injured comrade to the trench

Admitted to hospital

1916

15 September

Diagnosed with severe wounds at right leg and compound fracture of femur

1916

16 September

Died of wounds

No.30 Casualty Clearing Station, Aubigny-en-Artois

Resting place

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Grave reference

I E 28

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 69/0037325, Military Personnel File: William EDWARDS - 4/1344.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: William EDWARDS.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William EDWARDS (4/1344)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=241