55368 - Sapper

Ernest

WHITEHEAD

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

10 February

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

25 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

2 November

Embarked for France

1917

5 November

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

24 November

Admitted to hospital with influenza

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

27 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

20 June

Transferred

3rd NZ Entrenching Battalion

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 188805 W5557 72/0121675, Military Personnel File: Ernest WHITEHEAD - 55368.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Ernest WHITEHEAD.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°69, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Ernest WHITEHEAD (55368)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=905