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Clive Anton ARCHER

Regimental number1763
Place of birthCressy, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressUnion Bank, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Alfred Archer, Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Established and maintained communications under very heavy fire and transmitted much valuable information. (East of Ypres 31 July 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward observation officer during an attack. He succeeded in establishing communication and maintained it under heavy fire for a day and a night. He transmitted much valuable information as to the position of the front line and enemy preparations for counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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