49469 - Sapper

Rory David

SENIOR

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

2 April

Posted to Tunnelling Corps

From NZ Infantry

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

26 July

Admitted to hospital with measles

1917

4 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined 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

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

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

4 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

26 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
1919

1919

3 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1919

1 February

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

2 February

Admitted to hospital with pneumonia

1919

12 March

Granted leave

1919

27 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

5 April

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Remutaka

1919

27 June

Final discharge

End of Service

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 W5553 7/0103192, Military Personnel File: Rory David SENIOR - 49469.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Rory David SENIOR.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Rory David SENIOR (49469)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=762