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William Hugh ARCHIBALD

Regimental number1993
Place of birthGarvagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
AddressDerby, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 2"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mathew Archibald, Cahaney, Moneydug, Cawagh, Co Kerry, Ireland
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date10 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Heliopolis, 9 March 1916; transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 1 April 1916; taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column as Mustered Gunner, 7 April 1916; appointed Mustered Saddler, 1 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Found guilty, 18 July 1916, of using obscene language towards a Non Commissioned Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Promoted Corporal Saddler, 29 August 1916.

On leave to England, 31 October 1916; returned from leave, 14 November 1916.

Marched out from France to England, 24 March 1919; marched into Army Service Corps Depot, 26 March 1919; granted leave for Non-Military Employment from 29 March 1919 to 29 June 1919, with pay only (help on father's farm); leave extended to 12 July 1919, with pay only.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked, 17 October 1919; discharged, 10 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARCHIBALD William Hugh

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