4/1226 - Lieutenant

Robert Henry Price

RONAYNE

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

7 November

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

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

15 August

Granted leave to France

1916

26 August

Rejoined the Company

1916

18 October

Granted leave to France

1916

29 October

Rejoined the Company

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

22 November

Appointed Adjutant

1916

4 December

Relinquished appointment of Adjutant

1917

1917

22 March

Detached to Mine School

1917

1 April

Rejoined the Company

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

16 April

Appointed Adjutant

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

8 May

Relinquished appointment of Adjutant

1917

23 September

Granted leave to Paris

1917

29 September

Rejoined the Company

1917

1 November

Appointed temporary Captain

1917

3 November

Appointed Adjutant

1917

19 November

Relinquished appointment of Adjutant

1917

20 November

Granted leave

1917

6 December

Rejoined 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

6 March

Relinquished appointment of temporary Captain

1918

15 March

Granted leave

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

Rejoined the Company

1918

26 May

Detached on command to No.1 NZ Engineers Field Company

1918

1 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

24 July

Promoted Captain

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

14 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

31 October

Rejoined the Company

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

27 December

Discharged

1919

1919

1 January

Embarked for England

1919

2 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 May

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

Photography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, MS-2008-45, George Andrews Productions Limited. Research and production material for television documentary 'Journey to Arras', 1912-2002.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Robert Henry Price RONAYNE (4/1226)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2022 (2009). Accessed: 21 May 2022. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=736