Clifford Harrold ARCHIBALD

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ARCHIBALD, Clifford Harrold

Service Number: 2783
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Catherine Street, North Kensington, South Australia, 16 November 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Rose Park State School and Norwood High School
Occupation: Jeweller
Died: Killed in action, Meteren, 24 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Meteren Military Cemetery. Plot II, Row L, Grave No. 303, France. His name is located at panel 58 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide HB17 SA Caledonian Society WW 1 ANZAC House*, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Rose Park M To the Fallen - Burnside District* , Tusmore HB1 Burnside & District*
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2783, 10th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2783, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Described on enlisting as 19 years 7 months old; 6' 1" tall; 156 lbs; sallow complextion;
brown eyes; dark hair; Baptist.

Father David Black Archibald and Mother Emma  (nee ASTIN), 16 Tudor Street, Victoria Park, SA.

Previous service: Senior cadets, F Company, 79th Battalion, transferred to Citizens Forces
B Company, 79th Battalion, still servining on enlistment.

Joined 1st Voluntary Cadets, 1st Compulsory Cadets, Sergeant in Citizen Military Forces at Enlistment in A.I.F.
Won 1st Prize in 1st Cadet Competition. Won 2nd Prize in 2nd Competition.

4/6/1915             Completed medical at Keswick - fit for service

8/6/1915             Enlisted in Keswick

1/7/1915             Commanding Officer appointed Clifford to the 9th Reinforcements, 10th Infantry
                           at Mitcham Camp

21/9/1915           Embarked from Adelaide on HMAT A15 Star of England
                           Private in 10th Battalion

21/7/1916           Wounded in action, at Fleurbaix.

20/12/1916         Embarked on HS Formosa from Havre, France for England
                           Admitted to Duchess of con hospital
                           5 months in Taplow Hospital with trench feet.
                           Marked C.III. but sent back owing to want of reinforcements in October 1917. (Father)

4/4/1917             Admitted to Hospital - cardiac failure

7/10/1917           Proceeding overseas to France, ex Hurdcott

24/4/1918          Killed in action in Mereden
                          Grave III, 22 C
                          6 1/2miles East-North East of Hazebrouck, France

11/4/1921          Reinterned into:-
                          Meteren Military Cemetery
                          Plot II, Row L, Grave No. 303
                          10 1/2 miles Souht-West of Ypres, France.

Medals:
Star 1914/15 (4029); British War medal (19556); Victory medal (19484);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (344664).

 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   12 September 2014.  Lest we forget.

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