4/1470 - Sapper

George

SEYMOUR

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

6 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

4 October

Granted leave

1916

13 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

1917

1917

26 March

Admitted to hospital with bronchitis while on leave to United Kingdom

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

3 May

Marched in to NZ Expeditionary Force Headquarters, London

1917

4 May

Classified unfit for active service

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

23 July

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1917

4 October

Granted privilege leave

1917

24 October

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal

In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Army in the field.

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 9/0103303, Military Personnel File: George SEYMOUR - 4/1470.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: George SEYMOUR.
  • London Gazette, 4 June 1917, p. 5493.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 5.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “George SEYMOUR (4/1470)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=763