21388 - Sapper

Andrew

BENNIE

2nd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

5 May

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

26 June

Transfer to England

HMNZT 56 - Maunganui

1916

22 August

Marched in to NZ Sling Camp, Bulford

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

1917

1917

5 April

Appointed Cook

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

19 May

Relinquished appointment of Cook

1917

7 June

Appointed Cook

1917

19 August

Relinquished appointment of Cook

1917

17 October

Admitted to hospital with arthritis

1917

1 November

Embarked for England

1917

2 November

Admitted to hospital

1917

28 November

Classified unfit for active service

1917

28 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Torquay

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

10 January

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Arawa

1918

3 May

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 W5520 76/0014017, Military Personnel File: Andrew BENNIE - 21388.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Andrew BENNIE.
  • 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, “Andrew BENNIE (21388)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 21 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=45