Archibald John BRIEN


BRIEN, Archibald John

Service Number: 7454
Enlisted: 11 June 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Box Hill, Victoria, 1898
Home Town: Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria
Schooling: Camberwell State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 June 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 29
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7454, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7454, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7454, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
6 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7454, 7th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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" 7454 Private Archibald John Brien, 7th Battalion. A farmer of Croydon, Victoria prior to enlistment, he embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 4 August 1917 for Glasgow, Scotland. Following training in England, he joined his unit on the Western Front, France, on 10 February 1918. Pte Brien was killed in action near Strazeele, France, on 6-7 June 1916 and was buried in the Borre British Cemetery, France. He was aged 20 years." - SOURCE (

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of John R. and Annie E. Brien, of Yering, Victoria