4/1388 - Sapper

Alphonso Edward

SARICH

Main Body - Section No.2

Timeline


1915

1915

31 July

Enlistment

Auckland 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

21 April

Admitted to hospital with measles

1916

19 May

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

27 July

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

1917

1917

24 March

Admitted to hospital with scabies

1917

31 March

Diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning

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

22 April

Embarked for England

1917

23 April

Admitted to hospital

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

18 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

5 September

Awarded 4 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

14 November

Admitted to hospital with chronic gastritis

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

2 February

Classified unfit for active service

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Maunganui

1918

16 March

Admitted as outpatient to hospital

1918

12 April

Discharged from hospital

1918

20 April

Admitted as outpatient to hospital

1918

23 May

Discharged from hospital

1918

16 August

Admitted to hospital, Karitane

1918

6 November

Granted leave without pay

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

5 May

Reported to local Defence Office

1919

7 May

Granted leave without pay while under treatement

1919

5 June

Admitted to hospital, Featherston

1919

7 July

Reported to local Defence Office

1920

1920

5 August

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: Alphonso Edward SARICH.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 3.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Alphonso Edward SARICH (4/1388)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=757