4/1260 - Sapper

William

EVANS

Main Body - Section No.1

Timeline


1915

1915

4 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

6 March

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

28 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

11 October

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1916

26 October

Embarked for England

1916

27 October

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

1916

6 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

1917

5 January

Detached to No.3 NZ General Hospital, Codford

1917

19 January

Classified unfit for active service on account of chronic bronchitis

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

15 March

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

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

25 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

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

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

23 July

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1917

25 October

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 80/0038476, Military Personnel File: William EVANS - 4/1260.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: William EVANS.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 2.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William EVANS (4/1260)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=250