21437 - Sapper

William Frederick

HANSEN

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

4 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

20 May

Promoted 2nd Corporal

1916

21 June

Appointed temporary Sergeant

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

Reverted to Sapper

1916

24 August

Appointed temporary Corporal

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

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

17 November

Joined the Company

Relinquished appointment of temporary Corporal

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

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

9 May

Admitted to hospital with feverish cold while on leave to United Kingdom

1917

5 October

Classified unfit for active service

1917

21 November

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1918

1918

28 March

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°34, p. 41.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “William Frederick HANSEN (21437)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 April 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=345