58725 - Sapper

Albert

BASSETT

7th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

20 May

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

11 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

21 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 96 - Maunganui

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

8 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1918

12 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1918

18 March

Embarked for France

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

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

25 March

Joined 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

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

1918

27 December

On leave to United Kingdom

1918

30 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

1919

29 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1920

1920

31 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1920

19 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 W5520 59/0012328, Military Personnel File: Albert BASSETT - 58725.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Albert BASSETT.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°75, p. 49.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Albert BASSETT (58725)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 24 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=38