4/1405 - Sapper

Martin

BRADY

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

27 November

Forfeited 3 days pay for absence without leave

1915

14 December

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 3 days pay for absence without leave

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

10 April

Admitted to hospital with inflamed throat

1916

27 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

19 May

Awarded 6 days confinement to barracks for absence without leave

1916

14 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 June

Awarded 5 days Field Punishment No.1 for leaving train without orders from his superior officer and drunkenness when rejoining the Company

1916

9 October

Forfeited 7 days pay for being absent from duty

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

28 December

Forfeited 10 days pay for failing to attend sick parade

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

27 December

Granted leave

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

13 January

Rejoined the Company

1918

2 March

Forfeited 21 days pay for drunkenness

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

17 April

Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 for drunkenness on duty

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

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

1918

20 December

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford, while on leave to United Kingdom

1919

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

15 March

Forfeited 2 days pay for being absent from parade

1919

3 April

Forfeited 9 days pay for absence without leave

1919

17 May

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ruahine

1919

22 June

Admitted to hospital at sea

1919

27 June

Returned to duty

1919

5 August

Final discharge

End of Service

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 W5520 109/0017344, Military Personnel File: Martin BRADY - 4/1405.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Martin BRADY.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Martin BRADY (4/1405)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=68