21439 - Sapper

Evan William

JONES

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

24 April

Enlistment

Canterbury Military District

1916

4 May

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

24 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

1916

11 September

Awarded 1 day confinement to barracks for absence without leave

1916

22 September

Embarked for France

1916

23 September

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1916

3 November

Joined the Company

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

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

23 April

Admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the left wrist

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

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1917

9 June

Classified unfit for active service

1917

29 June

Granted sick leave

1917

5 July

Readmitted to hospital

1917

14 July

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1917

2 October

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 W5541 72/0061663, Military Personnel File: Evan William JONES - 21439.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Evan William JONES.
  • 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, “Evan William JONES (21439)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 13 May 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=426