4/1446 - Sapper

David

LE COMPTE

Main Body - Section No.3

Timeline


1915

1915

10 July

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

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

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

29 September

Detached to Mine School

1917

14 October

Rejoined the Company

1917

2 November

Admitted to hospital with appendicitis

1917

15 November

Embarked for England

1917

18 November

Admitted to hospital

1917

26 November

Diagnosed with abscess appendix

Placed on seriously ill list

1917

6 December

Removed from seriously ill list

1917

11 December

Classified unfit for active service

1917

24 December

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Maheno

1918

1918

23 April

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 W5544 7/0067189, Military Personnel File: David LE COMPTE - 4/1446.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: David LE COMPTE.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “David LE COMPTE (4/1446)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 April 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=475