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Ernest Archbold

Name on Board E Archibold
Name on Service
Ernest  Archbold
Enlistment Age 20
Occupation Moulder, Newport Railway Workshops
Place of Birth South Kensington, Vic
Next of Kin Oliver and Annie Archbold
Address 80 William St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 1/07/1915
Service No. 754
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 10/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ascanius A11
Unit on Embarkation 29th Austrlaian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 24/09/1916
Unit on Death 29th Austrlaian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information Attended Williamstown State School. On his enlistment, Ernest's workmates at the Newport Workshops Foundry presented him with a wristlet watch and a safety razor. When Sergeant Archbold's mother enquired after the welfare of her other son, Shirley, the military wrote that Shirley Archibold (1037) enlisted on 1/7/1915 at Melbourne and embarked with the 30th Battalion on 9/11/1915.  The authorities informed her that he was transferred to Signalling Company Engineers on 7/6/1916.  It's unknown if he died or returned to Australia as  further records for Shirley Archbold are unavailable.  A newspaper report notes that Shirley Archbold was with the Naval Infantry Unit at Seymour.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 24 July, 1915, p3
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