21383 - Sapper

Frederick William

BROWN

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

5 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

20 May

Appointed temporary 2nd Corporal

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

Relinquished appointment of temporary 2nd Corporal

1916

24 August

Appointed temporary Lance Corporal

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

2 November

Forfeited 5 days pay for absence without leave

1916

3 November

Joined the company

Relinquished appointment of Lance Corporal

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

27 December

Detached to Mine School

1917

1917

5 January

Rejoined the Company

1917

20 February

Admitted to hospital with dental problems

1917

21 February

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

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

19 July

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the face

1917

18 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 September

Classified unfit for service in the field

1917

19 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

29 October

Classified unfit for active service

1917

16 November

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ruahine

1918

1918

3 February

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 41.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Frederick William BROWN (21383)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=78