4/1401 - Sapper

Thomas

ASHFORD

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

2 July

Killed in action

Killed outright at No.1 Billets by the nose cap of an anti-aircraft shell, Arras

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

I E 23

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 31/0009531, Military Personnel File: Thomas ASHFORD - 4/1401.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Thomas ASHFORD.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Thomas ASHFORD (4/1401)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 29 November 2020. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=16