60400 - Sapper

Gerald

FLYNN

6th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

1 May

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1917

14 June

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 July

Transfer to England

HMNZT 90 - Ulimaroa

1917

7 September

Admitted to hospital at sea with septic arthritis in a finger

1917

24 September

Admitted to hospital in England

1917

17 October

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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

25 January

Forfeited 1 day pay for absence from billets

1918

2 March

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

5 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

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

5 April

Embarked for France

1918

7 April

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

9 April

Joined the Company

1918

16 July

Sick with influenza

1918

19 July

Returned to duty

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

17 August

Admitted to hospital with diarrhea

1918

16 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

10 November

Rejoined the Company

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1919

1919

22 January

Discharged

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

30 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Larkhill

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 May

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 W5537 120/0126501, Military Personnel File: Gerald FLYNN - 60400.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Gerald FLYNN.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°69, p. 39.

Photography

  • Courtesy of Osbaldiston Family.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Gerald FLYNN (60400)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 24 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=277