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William James ARCHBOLD

Regimental number3257
Place of birthNewbury Junction
SchoolMackay High School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressNewbury Junction, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Archbold, Newbury Junction, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 13), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary ARCHBOLD, Newbury Junction, Mackay, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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