4/1651 - Sapper

Moulter John

MITCHELL

Main Body - Section No.4

Timeline


1915

1915

30 August

Enlistment

Canterbury 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

7 March

Stationed at Falmouth

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

6 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

20 September

Admitted to hospital with pyrexia of unknown origin

1916

14 October

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

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

8 March

Classified unfit for active service on account of debility

1917

21 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

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

26 April

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Tainui

1917

3 August

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Moulter John MITCHELL.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 6.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Moulter John MITCHELL (4/1651)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 21 September 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=587