37695 - Sapper

Roland Harry

PACKWOOD

5th Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

14 November

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1917

1917

22 March

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1917

31 March

Promoted Lance Corporal

1917

10 April

Promoted Corporal

1917

26 April

Transfer to England

HMNZT 84 - Turakina

1917

12 May

Appointed Acting Sergeant

1917

17 May

Admitted to hospital at sea

1917

21 May

Returned to duty

1917

7 July

Admitted to hospital at sea

1917

13 July

Returned to duty

1917

20 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1917

21 July

Reverted to Lance Corporal

1917

13 October

Embarked for France

1917

14 October

Reverted to Sapper

1917

15 October

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

22 October

Joined the Company

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

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Company was engaged in the defence of Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant enemy shellfire

1918

2 April

Admitted to hospital with synovitis of the right knee

1918

8 April

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1918

19 June

Granted leave

1918

4 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

30 July

Marched in to NZ Depot, Christchurch

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 August

Detached on command to NZ Depot, Torquay

1918

5 September

Marched in to NZ Expeditionary Force Headquarters, London

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

In front of the Havrincourt Bridge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities


From the Front

The Company continued to build bridges to reconnect a fragmented territory

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

14 December

Appointed temporary Sergeant for educational purposes on S.S. Briton

1918

20 December

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1918

23 December

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Briton

1919

1919

27 February

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: Roland Harry PACKWOOD.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume III, Roll N°62, p. 39.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Roland Harry PACKWOOD (37695)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 18 April 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=652