37574 - Sapper

James

MILLAR

4th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

20 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Under the alias of
Joseph MERCER

1917

1917

4 January

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

16 February

Transfer to England

HMNZT 76 - Aparima

1917

2 May

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

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

3 July

Embarked for France

1917

5 July

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

13 July

Joined the Company

1917

5 October

Forfeited 2 days pay for drunkenness and absence from billets

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

24 January

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

Transferred

2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment

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 W5549 18/0080211, Military Personnel File: James MILLAR - 37574.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: James MILLAR.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°55, p. 40.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “James MILLAR (37574)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2024 (2009). Accessed: 17 July 2024. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=583