37540 - Sapper

Thomas Frederick

EVES

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 October

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

18 November

Admitted to hospital at sea with venereal disease

1916

29 November

Returned to duty

1916

5 December

Admitted to hospital at sea with venereal disease

1916

19 December

Returned to duty

1917

1917

11 January

Admitted to hospital at sea with venereal disease

1917

16 January

Returned to duty

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined the Company

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

24 October

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal

1917

31 October

Relinquished appointment of Acting Lance Corporal

1917

15 November

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1917

20 November

Rejoined the Company

1917

22 December

Promoted Lance Corporal

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

16 January

Admitted to hospital

1918

23 January

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital with severe pyrexia of unknown origin

1918

11 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1918

27 February

Granted leave

1918

14 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

27 May

Embarked for France

1918

31 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

5 June

Rejoined the Company

1918

9 July

Promoted 2nd Corporal

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge
1919

1919

5 January

Promoted Corporal

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

24 May

Final discharge

End of Service

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: Thomas Frederick EVES.
  • 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, “Thomas Frederick EVES (37540)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=251