60435 - Sapper

Thomas

HENDERSON

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

15 May

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

8 July

Forfeited 4 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined the Company

1917

30 December

Admitted to hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin

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

1 January

Diagnosed with suspected measles

1918

23 January

Rejoined the Company

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 July

Admitted to hospital

1918

25 July

Diagnosed with influenza

1918

5 August

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

29 September

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

17 October

Rejoined the Company

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
1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 March

Forfeited 3 days pay for absence from parade

1919

24 May

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 188805 W5539 110/0053476, Military Personnel File: Thomas HENDERSON - 60435.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Thomas HENDERSON.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°69, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Thomas HENDERSON (60435)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 22 October 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=372