Ernest Ormond ARCHIBALD


ARCHIBALD, Ernest Ormond

Service Number: 271
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Smeaton, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Smeaton, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Kingston State School, Smeaton State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 10 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row C, Grave No 152. Arch. Deacon Ward officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Smeaton State School No 552, Creswick Kingston State School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 271, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 271, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 271, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to head. Evacuated to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, where he died of his wounds on 10 May 1915.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alexander and the late Jessie Archibald. Brother of James Lindsay Archibald kilied in action in France and George Gordon Archiblad and Ruby Ann Archibald

Private Ernest Ormond Archiblad who died of wounds on the 14th May, was the fifth son of Mrs. A Archibald of Smeaton.  He spent five years on Darling Downs, Queensland and only recently returned to Victoria.  He was one of hte first in the Creswick Shire to volunteer for active service with the Australian and left the shores with the first contingent.  He was a fine young man and was well liked by all his comrades.  His borther Private J L Archibald is also at the Dardanelles.