Archdale George BOLINGBROKE

Date of birth26 January 1880
Place of birthMelchbourne, Bedfordshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation accountant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, Rev. F H Bolingbroke, Cuna Rectory, Shrewsbury, England
Enlistment date21 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor 31 August 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: May-September 1915


Recommendation date: Refers 26 March 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474, 12 January 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76, 23 May 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)

Served at Gallipoli, May - December 1915; at Romani, Qatia Oasis, 5 August 1916; at Gaza, 26 March 1917. Wounded at Gallipoli on 8 October 1915; at Qatia on 5 August 1916; and on 17 September 1918 was shot in the face losing the sight of one eye.


Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great dash and initiative in leading troops forward to the capture of a hostile artillery observation post, afterwards taking an active part in a bayonet charge against enemy trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal