48778 - Company Sergeant Major

Owen Neil

CAMPBELL

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

11 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

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, and reverted temporary Sergeant

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Rejoined the Company and reverted to Sapper

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

17 February

Promoted 2nd Corporal

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

21 July

Granted leave to Paris

1918

31 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

13 October

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

8 November

Rejoined the Company and promoted 2nd Lieutenant

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

17 December

Embarked for England

1919

1919

8 January

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Matatua

1919

21 March

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 188805 W5562 60/0128679, Military Personnel File: Owen Neil CAMPBELL - 48778.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Owen Neil CAMPBELL.
  • 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, “Owen Neil CAMPBELL (48778)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 24 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=105