18446 - Sapper

George

BARTLETT

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 August

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

28 December

Awarded 10 days detention

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

30 January

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

2 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

8 March

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1917

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

14 April

Awarded 7 days detention for slovenly conduct, drunkenness and using obscene language

1917

27 April

Awarded 28 days detention for not saluting an officer and disobeying an order

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

20 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

7 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

11 June

Awarded 14 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 1 day pay for breaking out of camp, absence without leave and breaking into camp

1917

20 June

Embarked for France

1917

23 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

25 June

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

7 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

31 July

Joined the Company

1917

31 August

Admitted to hospital with tuberculosis

1917

11 September

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1917

8 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

16 January

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

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

17 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

11 May

Admitted to hospital with corneal rupture

1918

24 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

22 June

Admitted to hospital with jaundice

1918

7 August

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

31 December

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 W5520 57/0012170, Military Personnel File: George BARTLETT - 18446.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: George BARTLETT.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “George BARTLETT (18446)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 24 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=34