4/1649 - Sapper

Andrew

YOUNG

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

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

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

21 March

Awarded 4 days Field Punishment No.1 for using obscene language to a superior officer

1916

1 June

Admitted to hospital with back contusion

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

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

26 November

Granted leave

1916

10 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

1917

3 April

Admitted to hospital with laryngitis

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

11 April

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

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

5 October

Granted leave

1917

20 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

23 October

Transferred to NZ Veterinary Section

1917

29 October

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1917

30 October

Attached to NZ Army Service Corps Reserve Group

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

20 February

Transferred to Otago Regiment

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

23 March

Transferred to NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1918

26 May

Embarked for France

1918

28 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

1 May

Rejoined the NZ Engineers Tunnelling 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

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

15 November

Detached to NZ Mobile Veterinary Section

1919

1919

4 January

Embarked for England

1919

5 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1919

1 April

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

8 April

Admitted to hospital with parotid lymph

1919

14 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

6 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1919

12 September

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Remuera

1919

25 November

Final discharge

End of Service

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 118/0126207, Military Personnel File: Andrew YOUNG - 4/1649.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Andrew YOUNG.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 5.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Andrew YOUNG (4/1649)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 17 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=933