4/1245 - Corporal

Joseph Bertie

BEVERIDGE

Main Body - Section No.1

Timeline


1915

1915

6 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Under the alias of
Henry COVENTRY

1915

11 October

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

22 April

Admitted to hospital with measles

1916

19 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

14 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 September

Reduced to Sapper for creating a disturbance in camp

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

1916

27 December

Detached to Mine School

1917

1917

5 January

Rejoined the Company

1917

1 February

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

14 February

Admitted to hospital with cough

1917

22 February

Rejoined the Company

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

9 June

Detached to Mine School

1917

14 June

Rejoined the Company

1917

26 June

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1917

7 July

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

11 October

Detached to Assistant Provost Marshal, London

1917

14 October

Rejoined 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

3 February

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis

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

27 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

3 June

Transferred

NZ Divisional Employment Company

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 1.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Joseph Bertie BEVERIDGE (4/1245)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=49