32503 - Sergeant

Edward Fitzgerald

BRADLEY

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

26 July

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

Reverted to Lance Corporal

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

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

4 July

Reverted to Sapper

1917

11 July

Joined the Company

1917

5 November

Detached to Mine School

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

28 January

Rejoined the Company

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

21 April

Detached to the Commanding Royal Engineers, XVIIth Corps

1918

28 April

Rejoined the Company

1918

11 May

Admitted to hospital with a sprained wrist

1918

17 May

Rejoined the Company

1918

4 June

Admitted to hospital with acute rheum

1918

18 June

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

31 August

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

17 September

Rejoined the Company

1918

18 September

Transferred

No.3 NZ Engineers Field Company

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 III, Roll N°55, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Edward Fitzgerald BRADLEY (32503)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=66