Archibald William Edward MCGILVRAY

MCGILVRAY, Archibald William Edward

Service Number: 7044
Enlisted: 3 October 1916, Goulburn, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 26 July 1888
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Wareek School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 22 March 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Nieuwkerke (Neuve-Eglise) Churchyard
Row F, Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7044, 13th Infantry Battalion, Goulburn, NSW
25 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 7044, 13th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Beltana embarkation_ship_number: A72 public_note: ''
25 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 7044, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Archibald William Edward McGILVRAY was born in Maryborough, Victoria in 1888

His parents were James McGILVRAY & Agnes NEYLAND

He enlisted in Goulburn, NSW on 3rd October, 1916 and embarked with the 13th Infantry Battalion, 23rd reinforcements on the HMAT Beltana on 25th November, 1916

Archibald was Killed in Action in Belgium on 22nd March, 1918 and is buried in the Nieuwkerke Churchyard


His brother John Alexander McGILVRAY (SN 7045) also served during WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919