21452 - Sapper

Joseph

HALL

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

4 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

2 September

Awarded 2 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay for overstaying leave

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

20 October

Admitted to hospital

1916

21 October

Diagnosed with tonsillitis

1916

31 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

17 November

Joined the Company

1917

1917

30 January

Detached to Mine School

1917

9 February

Rejoined the Company

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

27 April

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

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

25 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

From the Front

The Company was still carrying out the digging of underground premises and defences on the Front near Arras

The Workshop in Arras

1918

17 January

Regimental Number changed to 5/828A

1918

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Company was engaged in the defence of Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant enemy shellfire

1918

22 March

Granted leave

1918

25 March

Cancelled leave

Rejoined the Company

1918

5 June

Granted leave

1918

24 June

Admitted to hospital

1918

28 June

Diagnosed with bronchitis

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

13 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

23 August

Rejoined the Company

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

3 November

Embarked for England on duty furlough

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

19 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

3 December

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Tahiti

1919

1919

9 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 W5539 68/0049253, Military Personnel File: Joseph HALL - 21452.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Joseph HALL.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 41.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Joseph HALL (21452)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 12 June 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=338