4/1700 - Sapper

Robert

CUNNINGHAM

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

12 November

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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Joined 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

21 November

Granted leave

1916

4 December

Rejoined the Company

1917

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

4 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

5 August

Classified unfit for active service on account of rheumatism

1917

14 August

Embarked for England and marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1917

10 September

Classified unfit for active on account of senility

1917

2 November

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1918

1918

19 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 18805 W5537 6/0031023, Military Personnel File: Robert CUNNINGHAM - 4/1700.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Robert CUNNINGHAM.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Robert CUNNINGHAM (4/1700)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 24 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=182