26/1109 - Sapper

Alfred Arthur

FORD

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1917

1917

6 March

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

31 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

11 May

Reverted to Sapper and forfeited 2 days pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

1 September

Awarded 7 days confinement to barracks and 1 day pay by Royal Warrant for absence without leave

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

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

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

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

29 September

Granted leave to United Kingdom

1918

20 October

Rejoined the Company

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

21 November

Admitted to hospital with influenza

1918

8 December

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1918

14 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1919

1919

31 January

Granted leave

1919

8 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

1919

11 April

Marched in to NZ Expeditionary Force, London

1919

9 May

Final discharge

End of Service Overseas

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Alfred Arthur FORD.
  • 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, “Alfred Arthur FORD (26/1109)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 15 April 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=284