4/1267 - Sapper

Thomas

GRAHAM

Main Body - Section No.1

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

26 August

Admitted to hospital with caries

Rejoined the Company

1916

15 October

Admitted to hospital

1916

24 October

Rejoined 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

1917

1917

2 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

9 January

Admitted to hospital with debility

1917

10 January

Diagnosed with suspected cerebro-spinal meningitis

1917

17 January

Died of disease

Fultham Military Hospital

Resting place

Brookwood Military Cemetery, United Kingdom

Grave reference

VIII E 7

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 W5539 42/0046657, Military Personnel File: Thomas GRAHAM - 4/1267.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Thomas GRAHAM.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 2.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Thomas GRAHAM (4/1267)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=324