37697 - Sapper

Samuel

FISHER

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

26 March

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

1 July

Admitted to hospital at sea

1917

3 July

Returned to duty

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

11 August

Embarked for France

1917

14 August

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

3 September

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

31 January

Gassed

Admitted to hospital

1918

7 February

Embarked for England

1918

9 February

Admitted to hospital

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

12 April

Granted leave

1918

27 April

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

4 June

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1918

24 June

Forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant and 2 days pay for absence without leave

1918

28 June

Detached on command to No.1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

9 August

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

17 September

Embarked for France

1918

19 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

22 September

Rejoined the Company

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

1918

25 November

Admitted to hospital

1918

5 December

Rejoined the Company

1919

1919

2 January

Discharged

1919

6 January

Marched in to NZ Reception Camp

1919

7 January

Admitted to hospital with scabies

1919

9 January

Marched in to NZ Reception Camp

1919

23 January

Embarked for England

1919

19 February

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1919

21 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1919

14 July

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Athenic

1919

29 June

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 98/0040231, Military Personnel File: Samuel FISHER - 37697.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Samuel FISHER.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Samuel FISHER (37697)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 21 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=270