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Archibald George ARBUCKLE

Regimental number705
Place of birthBrunnerton, New Zealand
AddressCessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Arbuckle, Aberdare Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations against enemy positions south of the SOMME, east of HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918. Gunner ARBUCKLE was in charge of a Trench Mortar during the initial barrage on enemy strong points. Although enemy shelling was heavy around his gun position which was exposed, he continued firing until ordered to stop. His action of utter disregard of danger set a fine example of bravery. His gallantry and services were invaluable.'

Family/military connectionsNephew: 704 Pte Archibald ARBUCKLE, 34th Bn, died of wounds, 27 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1971

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