4/1400 - 2nd Corporal

John

ALLISON

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

13 October

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

1 November

Granted leave

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

Rejoined the Company

1917

1917

18 March

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh

1917

30 March

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital

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

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

16 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

1 June

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

19 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

31 July

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1917

18 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

19 September

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

20 September

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 2 days pay for absence without leave

1917

25 September

Awarded 4  days confinement to barracks for absence without leave

1917

29 September

Awarded 7  days confinement to barracks for failing to answer to defaulters call

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Rejoined 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

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

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

27 December

Discharged

1919

1919

1 January

Embarked for England

1919

2 January

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

21 January

Awarded 3 days confinement to barracks and forfeited 1 day pay for absence without leave

1919

1 February

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Hororata

1919

13 June

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 W5520 14/0007871, Military Personnel File: John ALLISON - 4/1400.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John ALLISON.
  • 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, “John ALLISON (4/1400)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 29 November 2020. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=11