Ernest Chapman Whinfield (Archie) ARCHIBALD

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ARCHIBALD, Ernest Chapman Whinfield

Service Number: 503
Enlisted: 3 March 1916, Bendigo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tennyson Bamawm, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Rochester, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Bamawm State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 December 1916
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot IV, Row B, Grave 37
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 503, 38th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo
20 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 503, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 503, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
5 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 503, 38th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest Chapman Whinfield ARCHIBALD was born in 1896 At Pannoo Bamawm, Victoria

His parents were James ARCHIBALD & Elizabeth Margaret WHINFIELD

He enlisted in Bendigo on 3rd March, 1916 & embarked with the 38th Infantry Battalion on the ship HMAT Runic on 20th June,1916               

He was Killed in Action in France on 5th December, 1916 when he was shot by a sniper - he is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemeteery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave 37)

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal

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His brother Harold James ARCHIBALD (SN 504) also served in the 38th Battalion and returned to Australia in 1918

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