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Mervyn Henry ARCHDALL

Regimental number52
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Rowley Archdall, Assistant Commissioner Income Tax office, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
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Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'Recommended for bravery and devotion to duty under fire. Private ARCHDALL (MM) was in charge of squad of stretcher bearers in the offensive of the 1st Australian Division on the 18th September, 1918, he was most energetic in clearing wounded under fire and evacuating them from the R.A.P. to which he and his squad was attached. Not only did he keep his own R.A.P. clear but, notwithstanding that he and his squad work unremittingly, he yet found time to assist other squads in clearing from R.A.P.'s other than his own. He showed a fine example of courage and devotion to duty to those with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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