16173 - Driver

Samuel

MATHEWS

2nd Reinforcements (Army Service Corps)

Timeline


1916

1916

10 March

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

18 November

Marched in to Army Service Corps Transport Depot, Abbeville

1916

9 December

Admitted to hospital

1916

26 December

Marched in to Army Service Corps Transport Depot, Abbeville

1917

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

1 June

Marched in to Army Service Corps Depot, Le Havre

1917

5 June

Marched in to Reinforcements Camp

1917

24 June

Transferred

No.2 Company NZ Divisional Train

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 W5549 7/0079147, Military Personnel File: Samuel MATHEWS - 16173.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Samuel MATHEWS.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 42.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Samuel MATHEWS (16173)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 29 February 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=522