37548 - Sapper

George Percival

KELLAR

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

19 September

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

29 October

Promoted Lance Corporal

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

28 November

Admitted to hospital at sea with intestinal colic

1916

30 November

Returned to duty

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

30 January

Reverted to Sapper

1917

12 February

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

1917

3 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

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

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

14 July

Sick with influenza

1918

20 July

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

21 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

13 September

Rejoined the Company

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
1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Appointed temporary Corporal

1919

2 June

Relinquished appointment of temporary Corporal

1919

13 September

Appointed Acting Corporal

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Paparoa

1919

7 November

Relinquished appointment of Acting Corporal

1919

6 December

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: George Percival KELLAR.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “George Percival KELLAR (37548)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=439