37652 - Sapper

John

POLGLASE

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

23 February

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

6 September

Joined the Company

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

24 January

Detached to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

Transferred

1st Battalion Otago Regiment

1918

5 April

Killed in action

Killed in the performance of his duty, Somme area

Resting place

Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Grave reference

I E 18

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 W5550 31/0093506, Military Personnel File: John POLGLASE - 37652.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John POLGLASE.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John POLGLASE (37652)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 21 May 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=688