4/1430 - Sapper

Thomas

HESKETH

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

28 September

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1915

11 October

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

29 April

Attached to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

5 June

Admitted to hospital with jaundice

1916

7 June

Embarked for England

1916

8 June

Admitted to hospital

1916

28 October

Invalided

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1917

1917

18 January

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 116/0054009, Military Personnel File: Thomas HESKETH - 4/1430.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Thomas HESKETH.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 5.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Thomas HESKETH (4/1430)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=379