55379 - Sapper

James Arthur

CALLAGHAN

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

12 June

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

23 October

Embarked for France

1917

27 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 November

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

26 February

Admitted to hospital with trench fever

1918

15 March

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

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

3 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1918

22 June

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

8 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

24 August

Classified unfit for active service

1918

7 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

6 November

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Ayrshire

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

21 January

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: James Arthur CALLAGHAN.
  • 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, “James Arthur CALLAGHAN (55379)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=98