Archibald Montgomery BADENOCH

BADENOCH, Archibald Montgomery

Service Number: SX6469
Enlisted: 22 June 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port McDonald, South Australia, 22 May 1902
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Police Officer
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt , 1 November 1942, aged 40 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kingoonya & Tarcoola Honour Roll, Port Augusta District WW2 Honour Board, Port Augusta RSL Hall Circular Honour Roll, Soldiers' Memorial Band Rotunda, Thebarton S.A. Police Roll of Honor Supreme Sacrifice
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World War 2 Service

22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SX6469, Adelaide, South Australia
22 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SX6469, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, SX6469
1 Nov 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SX6469, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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Rootsweb ID: I292189 Birth Record - Name: Archibald Montgomrie BADENOCH
Born 22 May 1902 in Port Macdonnell, South Australia
(Source: South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 697 Page: 142 District: Gre.)

Father Ebenezer Badenoch (b. 7/6/1868 Port Macdonnell, SA - d. 13/11/1932 Mount Gambier, SA
Mother Rose Elizabeth Badenoch (nee Williams) - (b. 1870 - d. 5/11/1930 Mount Gambier, SA)
living Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Brother:  James Ebenezer BADENOCH  b: 24/9/1895 Port Pirie, SA - d. 31/5/1958 Mount Gambier, SA)
              m. Janet Stella (nee FLETCHER)  b: 6/4/1893 - d.31/5/1958 (b & d. Mount Gambier, SA)

Sister:     Dorothy Jean BADENOCH   b: 9/10/1896 Port Macdonnell, SA
               m. Alexander Wentworth WATSON  b: 25/12/1889 Mount Gambier, SA

Brother:  William Henry BADENOCH   b: 29/5/1898 Port Macdonnell, SA
               860 Private in 43rd Australian Infantry Battalion
               kiilled in action - 1/9/1918 in France

Sister:     Marjory Olive BADENOCH   b: 27/1/1900 Port Macdonnell, SA

Himself:   Archibald Montgomrie BADENOCH   b: 22/5/1902 Port Macdonnell, SA

Brother:  Veron Thomas BADENOCH   b: 3/6/1905 Tantanoola, SA - d. 27/11/1967 Renmark, SA
              24/12/1924  married in St Andrews Manse Mount Gambier, SA
               m. Margaret Jane (nee TELFORD)  b: 1905 -

Previous service:  Senior Cadets

Archibald was described on enlisting as 38 yrs old; single; brown/grey eyes;
dark brown hair; Presbyterian

22/6/1940      enlisted into WWII in Tarcoola, South Australia
                     place of enlisting Adelaide, SA

2/7/1940        marched out from RRD to Woodside, SA

3/7/1940        promoted to Corporal

7/9/1940        granted general leave (until 10/11/1940)

18/10/1940    to Southern Command Training School, No.16 Seymour

8/11/1940      promoted to Sergeant with 43rd Battalion

28/12/1940    entrained to Melbourne for embarkation overseas
29/12/1940    embarked Port Melbourne, Victoria onboard HMT Mauretania
15/1/1941      transhipped to HMT Nevada at Colombo
2/2/1941        disembarked into Middle East

1/3/1941        to Middle East Weapon Training School, No.20 Mortar Course
12/4/1941      rejoined 2/43rd Battalion

25/7/1941      Qualified 20th Mortar and Grenade course Middle East

11/8/1941      shrapnel wound left shoulder - wounded in action
12/8/1941      evacuated to 4th Australian General Hospital (AGH)
18/8/1941      rejoined unit

1/11/1942      killed in action
2/11/1942      buried in:   El Alamein Box Cemetery, Grave 20; Plot 4, Row I                   
                    (SA Death record: 1916 - 1972, Book : 660, Page 621G, District Code :Fli)

31/3/1945      exhumed and reburied in:
                     El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
                     Plot 10, Row J, Grave 20

Medals:          1939/45 Star; Africa Star (with 8th Army Clasp); Defence medal;
                     War medal; Australia Service medal. 
                    (sent to brother Vernon T Badenoch in Renmark, SA)

His name is commemorated on Panel 62 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   17/7/2016.  Lest we forget.