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George Alfred ARCHIBALD

Regimental number558
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolMacarthur St State School, Ballarat, Victoria
Other trainingBlackboy Hill Camp, WA
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressYarloop, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William John Archibald, Yarloop, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 October 1915
Place of death or woundingMalta
Date of death3 October 1915
Age at death23.9
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot B, Row XVIII, Grave No. 6), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112

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