37473 - Sapper

William Henry

MARTIN

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 October

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

9 February

Admitted to hospital with varicose veins

1917

21 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

8 March

Classified unfit for active service

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

7 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

12 August

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Rimutaka

1917

22 October

Granted sick leave

1917

28 October

Reported to local Defence Office

1917

18 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: William Henry MARTIN.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 36.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William Henry MARTIN (37473)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 5 December 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=520