4/1674 - Sapper

Arthur Henry

LEWIS

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

26 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

12 April

Admitted to hospital

1916

13 April

Diagnosed with bronchitis

1916

10 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

14 June

Rejoined 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

23 January

Admitted to hospital with pleurisy

1917

6 February

Embarked for England

1917

8 February

Admitted to hospital

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

4 May

Classified unfit for active service

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

2 November

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1918

1918

4 January

Granted sick leave

1918

10 January

Reported to local Defence Office

1918

12 January

Admitted to hospital with pleurisy

1918

3 April

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: Arthur Henry LEWIS.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Arthur Henry LEWIS (4/1674)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 24 July 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=488