4/1584 - Sapper

Albert Constant

WHITE

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

17 September

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Under the alias of
Albert RYAN

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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

26 March

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1916

14 April

Embarked for France

1916

29 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

5 May

Forfeited 3 days pay and 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence from duty

1916

1 June

Forfeited 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence from duty

1916

14 June

Joined the Company

1916

16 June

Awarded 2 days Field Punishment No.1 for leaving the train without order

1916

3 July

Awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.1 and forfeited 5 days pay for absence from parade

1916

4 July

Awarded 3 days Field Punishment No.1 for drunkenness on duty

1916

16 July

Awarded 3 days Field Punishment No.1 and fined 10/- for resisting escort and drunkenness

1916

31 July

Sentenced to 1 year Imprisonment with Hard Labour for breaking into cabin in search of plunder

1916

12 August

Admitted to No.3 Military Prison, Le Havre

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

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

26 July

Released from prison

1917

29 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

8 August

Rejoined the Company

1917

9 September

Admitted to hospital with thumb contusion

1917

10 September

Rejoined 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

24 June

Awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.1 for absence from sick parade

1918

27 June

Detached to Assistant Provost Marshal XVIIth Corps to undergo Field Punishment No.1

1918

12 July

Rejoined the Company

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

13 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

30 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

1918

27 December

Discharged

1919

1919

1 January

Embarked for England

1919

2 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

1 February

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Hororata

1919

14 April

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: Albert Constant WHITE.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 7.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Albert Constant WHITE (4/1584)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=904