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Archibald MACFARLANE

Regimental number922
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMineral water employee
Address197 Albion Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dorothea McFarlane, 197 Albion Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of a Stokes gun during an enemy attack on 14th May, 1918 near MORLANCOURT. He and his team mounted the parapet and used their rifles with splendid effect when the enemy had pressed too close during which time 2 of his team were wounded. With one other man he served the gun for the counter attack under intense enemy barrage, displaying great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.
Date of death10 December 1953
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery

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