4/1425 - Sapper

Samuel

FINCH

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

29 June

Admitted to hospital with debility

1916

7 July

Diagnosed with neurasthenia

1916

1 August

Embarked for England

1916

3 August

Admitted to hospital

1916

21 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

10 November

Forfeited 8 days pay by Royal Warrant and 8 days pay for absence without leave

1916

13 November

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Navua

1917

1917

17 February

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 W5515 18/0001786, Military Personnel File: Samuel FINCH - 4/1425.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Samuel FINCH.
  • 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, “Samuel FINCH (4/1425)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=265