4/1422 - 2nd Corporal

Edward John

FERGUSSON

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

9 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

14 September

Detached to Mine School

Rejoined the Company

1916

20 September

Granted leave

1916

29 September

Rejoined the Company

1916

9 October

Appointed Acting Corporal

1916

9 November

Appointed temporary Corporal

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

27 January

Appointed temporary Sergeant

1917

25 March

Admitted to hospital with measles

Relinquished appointment of temporary Sergeant

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

15 April

Rejoined the Company

Appointed temporary Sergeant

1917

21 April

Nominated for training in a cadet unit

1917

25 April

Promoted Sergeant

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

Embarked for England

Marched in to Expeditionary Force Headquarters, London

1917

23 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

7 June

Detached to No.4 Officers Cadet Battalion, Oxford

1917

17 October

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1917

1 November

Embarked for France

1917

2 November

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 November

Transferred

3rd NZ Rifle Brigade

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: Edward John FERGUSSON.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edward John FERGUSSON (4/1422)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=263