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438346   Private William Archer
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/11/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 87th Battery, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/07/1881
Died: 24/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
William Archer was the son of Edward and Emily Archer. William was born on the 25th July 1881 in Caledon, County Tyrone. William Archer emigrated to Canada and was working as a lumberman before enlisting in March 1915. Private William Archer was serving with the 87th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 24th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sucrerie Cemetery
  Ablain-St Nazaire, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-9
CWGC Casualty 561308
Ablain-St. Nazaire is a village approximately 13 kilometres north of Arras. Take the D937 (Bethune Road) to the village of Souchez. Make a left turn along the D57. The cemetery lies 1 kilometre on the left side of this road.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Archer family Does not list William as living at house 81 in Duncairn Street, Dock Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Archer family Does not list William as living at house 37 in Antrim Road, Dock Ward, Antrim
3 Photo of Private William Archer's grave
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private William Archer
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of William Archer
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private William Archer's death
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Allen's headstone can be purchased here
8 William Archer Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (60 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023