Walter William ARCHBELL


ARCHBELL, Walter William

Service Numbers: 3005, 3005A
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 1884
Home Town: Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Holbeck Board School, Leeds, Yorkshire
Occupation: Machinist
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 25 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3005, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
26 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3005, 24th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
26 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3005, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
25 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3005A, 8th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 29 years.

Son of Spencer and Hannah Archbell. Husband of Beatrice Ripley Hennessy formerly Archbell of 120 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria later of Duke Street, Castlemaine, Victoria

Father of Dorothy Brown Archbell and Allan Walter Archbell

19 September 1917 - transferred from the 24th Battalion to the 8th Battalion and had the letter A added to the number 3005 making it 3005A

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

Served with the Leeds Rifles for about 4 years before joining the Artillery

Before migrating to Australia he had served a 7 year apprenticeship with Ellingsworth & Inghams of Leeds, England