4/1543 - Sapper

Reuben Robert

ROONEY

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

25 September

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

27 November

Promoted Corporal

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

21 March

Marched in to Company Reinforcement Camp, Falmouth

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

19 August

Admitted to hospital with otitis media

Diagnosed with meningitis

1916

21 August

Died of disease

No.12 Stationary Hospital, Saint-Pol

Resting place

Saint-Pol Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Grave reference

B 19

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: Reuben Robert ROONEY.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

Photography

  • Auckland Weekly News, 28 September 1916.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Reuben Robert ROONEY (4/1543)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 29 February 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=738