37653 - Sapper

William

WILMOTT

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

24 February

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

31 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

Reverted to Sapper

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

3 September

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

18 July

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

21 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

3 September

Granted leave

1918

21 September

Rejoined the Company

Transferred

NZ Divisional Ammunition Column

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 W5922 80/0123434 , Military Personnel File: William WILMOTT - 37653.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: William WILMOTT.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William WILMOTT (37653)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=916