Warwick Henry AWMM
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Warwick Archdall was the second son of the Reverend Canon Henry Kingsley Archdall, M.A., and Laura Archdall of Torquay, Devon; husband of Rose Isabel Archdall, of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.
He was born at The Deanery, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Warwick married Rose Simich, daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Simich of Remuera in February 1941, they had a daughter Janabelle Rose.
His father was Headmaster of Kings College. Warwick attended Kings School and Kings College where he was in St John's House 1929 - 1934; a prefect and Captain of the 1st XV; head of the Cadet Corps. He graduated in theology and history at Corpus Christi , Cambridge University (1935 - 1939), with a second class divisional honours in history and theology.
He enlisted in the Grenadier Guards in 1940, served as a Guardsman for 6 months and was recommended for commission at Sandhurst in February 1941.
Warwick landed in Normandy on D Day, 4 June 1944 in B Coy, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and was killed on 28 June 1944 at the first frontal attack on Caen. His Colonel said of him " he was one of my best officers, and had carried out as Acting-Company Commander a very difficult attack with great courage and calmness when he was killed instantly by a stray shot". Lengthy tracts from his letters home were later published in the London Times.
A memorial service was conducted in the parish church, Lampeter on 26 July 1944, he died "pro Christo et pro patria".
Two sons, brothers Warwick Henry Archdall (174209) and Maynard Kingsley Archdall (137870) died on service in WW2. AWMM
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King's courier. Auckland, N.Z.: King's College. AWMM
Tribute. (2009). King's Courier. (King's College, Auckland). No 113, Autumn, p. 26 AWMM
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