4/1346 - Sapper

Frank

FARRELL

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

22 March

Awarded 3 months Field Punishment No.1 for offering violence to an officer

1916

14 April

Admitted to hospital

1916

19 April

Rejoined the Company

1916

11 July

Accidentally injured in performance of his duty

Admitted to hospital with contusion elbow

1916

24 July

Embarked for England

1916

25 July

Admitted to hospital

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

16 September

Awarded 1 day detention and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1916

6 October

Awarded 12 days detention and forfeited 12 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1916

24 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

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

1917

1917

19 January

Forfeited 14 days pay by Royal Warrant and 14 days pay for absence without leave

1917

23 January

Classified unfit for active service

1917

14 February

Declared illegally absent without leave for over 21 days and that he is still so absent

1917

7 March

Forfeited 36 days pay by Royal Warrant and 28 days pay for breaking out of camp and absence without leave

1917

17 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Maunganui

1917

9 June

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 86/0039087, Military Personnel File: Frank FARRELL - 4/1346.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Frank FARRELL.
  • 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, “Frank FARRELL (4/1346)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=258