37663 - Sapper

Victor Thomas

LOW

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

9 January

Enlistment

Otago Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 September

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

8 July

Granted leave to Paris

1918

29 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

3 September

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

14 September

Admitted to hospital

1918

18 September

Diagnosed with influenza

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

8 October

Rejoined the Company

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

9 January

Embarked for England

Transferred

NZ Educational Department

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 W5544 31/0069524, Military Personnel File: Victor Thomas LOW - 37663.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Victor Thomas LOW.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Victor Thomas LOW (37663)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 24 July 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=499