37502 - Sapper

Alfred Leonard

EMMETT

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

3 October

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

23 February

Admitted to hospital with laryngitis

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

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

13 June

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

19 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

23 June

Admitted to hospital with laryngitis

1917

17 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined the Company

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

3 January

Gassed

Admitted to hospital

1918

8 January

Embarked for England

1918

9 January

Admitted to hospital

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 May

Granted leave

1918

10 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

17 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

30 May

Transferred

NZ Light Railway Operating Section

Decoration

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: Alfred Leonard EMMETT.
  • 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, “Alfred Leonard EMMETT (37502)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=246