35639 - Sapper

Desmond

HENDRY

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

11 October

Posted to Tunnelling Corps

From NZ Field Artillery

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 March

Detached to Segregation Camp, Etaples

1917

4 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined the Company

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
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

4 February

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

16 February

Admitted to hospital with laryngitis

1918

13 March

Classified unfit for active service on account of tubercle of lung

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

6 April

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1918

15 May

Granted leave

1918

28 June

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 111/0053556, Military Personnel File: Desmond HENDRY - 35639.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Desmond HENDRY.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 36.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Desmond HENDRY (35639)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 24 July 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=373