4/1238 - Sapper

Caleb Richard

WOOD

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

12 November

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

26 May

Admitted to hospital with shell shock

1916

1 June

Marched in to Divisional Rest Station

1916

3 June

Admitted to hospital with nerves

1916

11 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

4 July

Admitted to hospital with debility

1916

16 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

25 July

Detached to Segregation Camp, Etaples

1916

12 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

25 September

Detached to 1st ANZAC Pioneer Battalion Headquarters and rejoined the Sanitary Section

1916

24 October

Detached to 34th Divisional Ammunition Column

1916

2 November

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1916

5 November

Rejoined Divisional Rest Station

1916

6 November

Admitted to hospital with typhoid fever

1916

14 November

Died of disease

No.2 Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul

Resting place

Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Grave reference

III A 225

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 W5557 103/0124785, Military Personnel File: Caleb Richard WOOD - 4/1238.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Caleb Richard WOOD.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Caleb Richard WOOD (4/1238)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=925