21405 - Sapper

David

HUTCHISON

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

18 April

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

12 June

Forfeited 2 days pay for overstaying leave

1916

13 June

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks for breaking out of camp

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

2 September

Embarked for France

1916

4 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

3 November

Joined the Company

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

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

28 September

Admitted to hospital with diarrhea

1917

2 October

Diagnosed with dysentery

Placed on dangerously ill list

1917

17 October

Removed from dangerously ill list

1917

20 November

Forfeited 5 days pay for committing a nuisance in the Company lines

1917

23 November

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

28 November

Detached to Segregation Camp, Etaples

1917

4 December

Admitted to hospital with mumps

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

3 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

26 January

Rejoined the Company

1918

19 February

Granted leave

1918

13 March

Rejoined the Company

1918

14 March

Awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.1 and forfeited 7 days pay by Royal Warrant for overstaying leave

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

13 April

Admitted to hospital with nephritis

1918

23 April

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1918

27 May

Classified unfit for active service

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

21 August

Forfeited 2 days pay for absence without leave, making false statement to Military Police and disobeying hospital standing orders by being in possession of khaki

1918

28 August

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

21 November

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 W5541 41/0058516, Military Personnel File: David HUTCHISON - 21405.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: David HUTCHISON.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 41.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “David HUTCHISON (21405)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=402