21414 - Sapper

Henry Thomas

HYLAND

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

18 April

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

24 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

9 September

Admonished for absence from tattoo roll call

1916

14 September

Awarded 6 days confinement to barracks for failing to attend fatigue parade

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

15 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

22 May

Admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds to the right thigh and right hand

1917

24 June

Embarked for England

1917

25 June

Admitted to hospital

1917

6 July

Classified unfit for active service

1917

14 July

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1917

29 October

Admitted to hospital

1917

2 November

Granted leave

1917

22 November

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Henry Thomas HYLAND.
  • 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, “Henry Thomas HYLAND (21414)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=404