2328 Edward Percival ARCHER

Date of enlistment 13th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Acting Sergeant
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice – incl at Bullecourt

Hospitalised twice

Promoted to Lieutenant


Summary of Lieutenant Archer’s WW1 service record located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online at NAA series B2455

Date Location Event
11th October 1919 Australia Commission terminated
3rd May 1919 England Returned to Australia on ‘Leicestershire’ departing from Weymouth
19th September 1918 England Transferred to No.4 Command Depot Hurdcott
10th January 1918 England Transferred to Permanent Supernumery List and posted for duty with AIF depots in UK
17th August 1917 England Transferred to Perham Down camp
8th June 1917 England Promoted to Lieutenant
22nd May 1917 England Admitted 2nd London General Hospital (GSW face and knee)
21st May 1917 France Transferred to England on ‘St.Dennis’
4th May 1917 France Transferred to 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne
3rd May 1917 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound right femur and knee. Placed on seconded list. Treated at 3rd Casualty CS
1st March 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
14th February 1917 France Measles
11th January 1917 France Synovitis of knee. Treated at 6 AFA
29th December 1916 France Returned to duty
26th December 1916 France Wounded in Action – acid abrasions caused by explosion of shell. Nervous, shock, contusion back leg. Evacuated sick to 1 ANZAC Rest station
12th December 1916 France Proceeded to join Battalion at Etaples
6th December 1916 England Proceeded overseas to France
23rd October 1916 Scotland Passed as qualified for commission in Infantry and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant
11th October 1916 Scotland Attended Officer Cadet course in Ayrshire
1st October 1916 Belgium Placed on supernumery list attending officers cadet course
31st August 1916 France Promoted to Sergeant
26th March 1916 France Disembarked at Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join BEF from Alexandria
31st January 1916 Egypt Promoted to Corporal
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength at Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion as Acting Sergeant
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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