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Edward James ARCHER

Regimental number409
Date of birth--/05/1892
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Address121 Nelson Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs susannah Euphemia Archer, 121 Nelson Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentTrumpeter
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 15 November 1917


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 7 July 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 17 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and quickness of perception in dealing with an enemy post which put up a strong resistance with bombs and machine gun fire. Having located the post on a daylight reconnaissance he led forward a party of six and succeeded in killing nine of the enemy and taking two prisoners and a machine gun, which were brought in under heavy fire from other enemy posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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