37580 - Sapper

Patrick

HAMILL

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

3 January

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

1917

29 July

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

28 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

11 October

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

Forfeited 2 days pay for failing to parade for rifle and box respirator inspection

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

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

23 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

25 September

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

30 September

Admitted to hospital with inflammation of right knee joint

1918

24 October

Embarked for England

1918

25 October

Admitted to hospital

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

20 December

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1919

1919

4 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

25 January

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Port Melbourne

1919

26 January

Fined 6/3 for deficient kit

1919

11 April

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 71/0049544, Military Personnel File: Patrick HAMILL - 37580.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Patrick HAMILL.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Patrick HAMILL (37580)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=339