William James ARCHBOLD

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ARCHBOLD, William James

Service Number: 3257
Enlisted: 21 February 1916, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Newbury Junction, Mackay, Queensland, 1898
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Mackay High School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 26 May 1918
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Plot 111, Row C, Grave 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Marian Roll of Honour, Walkerston Pioneer War Memorial Hall Honour Roll 1914-1918
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3257, Rockhampton, Queensland
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3257, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3257, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
26 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3257, 41st Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography

Son of James and Mary Archbold, of Newbury Junction, Mackay, Queensland.

"...3257 Private William James Archbold, 52nd Battalion, of Mackay, Qld. Formerly a farmer, Pte Archbold enlisted on 2 February 1916 and as a member of the 8th Reinforcements he embarked from Sydney, NSW, aboard HMAT Demosthenes (A64) on 23 December 1916. He later served on the Western Front with 41st Battalion where he was killed in action on 26 May 1918." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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