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Archibald HAYSOM

Regimental number13952
Place of birthDrouin Vic
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDrouin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W H Haysom, 'Mount View', Drouin, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Before dawn on 25.9.17 at the Regimental Aid Post North of POLYGON racecourse two bearers had gone out to being in a wounded man, when a heavy shelling commenced. Some time passed and these men did not return so Private HAYSON went out to search for them. He did not find them for a considerable time during which he was completely exposed to shell fire. Eventually he found them, and finding they were lost guided them back to AID POST. His action showed great bravery and coolness and probably saved the lives of these three men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 June 1982

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