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Regimental number3795
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
AddressThe Strand, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height6' 0.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Shirley Archbold, Innisfail, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 February 1917
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 13 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date26 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged,Brisbane, 26 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARCHBOLD John Ralph

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