16160 - Driver

Daniel

FORBES

2nd Reinforcements (Army Service Corps)

Timeline


1916

1916

10 March

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

11 June

Awarded 4 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 4 days pay for overstaying leave

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

3 November

Joined the Company

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

29 November

Awarded 3 days Field Punishment No.1 for failing to stand by his horse when ordered to do so

1917

1917

15 February

Reprimanded for leading a pair of draught horse to water without bit combinations

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

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

3 December

Killed in action

Dead wounded by shell-fire, Arras

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

VII A 1

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 107/0041136, Military Personnel File: Daniel FORBES - 16160.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Daniel FORBES.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 42.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Daniel FORBES (16160)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=282