4/1235 - Sapper

William Alexander

HASZARD

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

12 November

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

19 April

Admitted to hospital with trench fever

1916

6 May

Diagnosed with pneumonia

1916

10 May

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1916

14 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

15 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

28 August

Attached on command to No.2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames

1916

7 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

11 November

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

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

3 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

8 April

Admitted to hospital with lobar pneumonia

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

19 May

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1917

19 September

Classified unfit for active service

1917

2 October

Granted sick leave

1917

23 October

Readmitted to hospital with empyema

1917

13 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1917

21 November

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1918

1918

28 March

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William Alexander HASZARD (4/1235)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 24 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=362