37525 - Sapper

Arthur Richard

BOTTOMLEY

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

2 October

Enlistment

Wellington 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

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

13 April

Joined the Company

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

23 August

Admitted to hospital with defective vision, but rejoined the Company

1917

3 September

Admitted to hospital with defective vision

1917

30 October

Classified unfit for service in the field

1917

10 November

Embarked for England

1917

11 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

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

12 January

Classified unfit for active service

1918

1 February

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Willochra

1918

15 April

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Arthur Richard BOTTOMLEY (37525)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 24 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=57