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Regimental number2636
Place of birthGorton, Aghadowey, Co Derry, Ireland
Other trainingBoot worker
Age on arrival in Australia19
Address20 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.75"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Archibald, Deeary, Ceheney, Co Derry, Ireland
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Jane ARCHIBALD, Caheney, Moneydig, Garvagh, Co Londonderry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; taken on strength, 16th Bn, Mudros, 23 October 1915; admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 11 November 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 16 November 1915; rejoined unit, 17 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 30 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 23 February 1916, of overstaying leave from 10:25 pm, 21 February, to 10:30 pm, 23 February 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Killed in action, France, 10 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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