Henry ARCHER

ARCHER, Henry

Service Numbers: 82, V19120
Enlisted: 17 January 1915, Castlemaine, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Headquarters 3rd Garrison Brigade
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 1895
Home Town: Castlemaine, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Barkers Creek State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of unspecified illness, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 13 September 1941, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Chewton General Cemetery
C. of E. Sec. A. Grave 479
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 82, 21st Infantry Battalion, Castlemaine, Vic.
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 82, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 82, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 82, 21st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
10 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 82, 57th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
25 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Machine Gun Company, France
12 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 82, 5th Machine Gun Company, RTA 22 September 1919 and discharged (SNLR) after having served 18 months of a 2 year prison sentence (commuted from 7 years) for desertion while in the field.

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, V19120
4 Sep 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, V19120, 3 Garrison Battalion (Vic)
13 Sep 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, V19120, Headquarters 3rd Garrison Brigade
Date unknown: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He appears to have served in WWI as Private, Service Number 82, in the 5th Machine Gun Battalion.

He served in WWII Iin the Australian Infantry HQ 3 Garrison Battallion.