4/1653 - Sapper

Frederick James

WILLIAMS

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

9 October

Enlistment

Canterbury 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

19 April

Forfeited 7 days pay for conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline

1916

3 May

Admitted to hospital with gastric ulcer

1916

6 May

Rejoined the Company

1916

15 May

Admitted to hospital with appendicitis

1916

30 May

Embarked for England and admitted to hospital

1916

1 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

1 September

Detached on command to Victoria League Club, London

1916

26 October

Admitted to hospital with venereal disease

1916

8 November

Awarded 16 days detention and forfeited 17 days pay by Royal Warrant for breaking out of hospital and remaining absent without 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

1916

23 November

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1916

27 December

Forfeited 8 days pay and 8 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

1917

18 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

19 January

Admitted to hospital with otitis media

1917

13 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

13 February

Classified unfit for active service

1917

10 March

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Remuera

1917

2 June

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Frederick James WILLIAMS (4/1653)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 24 October 2020. URL: http://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=908