37585 - Sapper

James

YOUNG

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

9 January

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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 June

Embarked for France

1917

7 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

10 June

Joined 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

1 March

Admitted to hospital with perineal abscess

1918

6 March

Rejoined the Company

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

22 March

Granted leave

1918

25 March

Cancelled leave and rejoined the Company

1918

18 June

Granted leave

1918

6 July

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge
1919

1919

2 January

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1919

25 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1919

15 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

5 August

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

Military Medal
Military Medal

For bravery in the field.

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5557 119/0126305, Military Personnel File: James YOUNG - 37585.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James YOUNG.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James YOUNG (37585)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=934