4/1465 - Sapper

James

REID

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

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

19 August

Accidentally injured in the performance of his duty

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttock

1916

25 August

Embarked for England

1916

26 August

Admitted to hospital

1916

7 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

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

17 November

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

10 December

Embarked for France

1916

12 December

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

1917

14 March

Admitted to hospital with skin disease

1917

25 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

27 March

Transferred

No.5 NZ Light Railway Operating Section

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 64/0096831, Military Personnel File: James REID - 4/1465.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James REID.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

Photography

  • Auckland Libraries Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau, Sir George Grey Special Collections: 31-R956.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James REID (4/1465)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=716