36165 - Sapper

Albert Charles

RADFORD

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

11 October

Posted to Tunnelling Corps

From NZ Army Service Corps

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

29 October

Promoted Lance Corporal

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1916

25 November

Appointed Acting Corporal

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

30 January

Reverted to Sapper

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

11 March

Detached to Segregation Camp, Boulogne

1917

6 April

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
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

22 January

Granted leave

1918

6 February

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

23 May

Forfeited 1 day pay for absence from tattoo

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

Promoted Lance Corporal

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

13 November

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

30 November

Admitted to hospital with pleurisy

1918

17 December

Diagnosed with bronchitis

1919

1919

14 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

12 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Corinthic

1919

22 May

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Albert Charles RADFORD.
  • 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, “Albert Charles RADFORD (36165)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 19 August 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=709