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Stephen Radcliffe Archer

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen Radcliffe AWMM
  • Surname
    Archer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/509 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    5 September 1891 Public - Hayden Rex - Other Relative - 15 August 2015 - Title
    New Zealand Birth Index, 1840-1950
    Publisher Operations, Inc.
    Publisher Date
    Publisher Location
    Provo, UT, USA
  • Place of birth
    • Fendalton, Christchurch Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 24 November 2018 - Memorial boulder on family grave plot, Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Public - Hayden Rex - Other Relative - 15 August 2015 - Title
      New Zealand Birth Index, 1840-1950
      Publisher Operations, Inc.
      Publisher Date
      Publisher Location
      Provo, UT, USA
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • F.E. Archer, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • His brother Fulbert Cave Archer. Public - Hayden Rex - Other Relative - 15 August 2015 - His father Fulbert Astley Archer died on the 28 February 1911, however his brother Fulbert Cave Archer was still alive and living in Fendalton, Christchurch at the time of his enrolment.
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/509 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Stephen Archer was the son of Fulbert Astley Archer and Amy Charlotte Archer, of Christchurch, New Zealand.

    "Entered the School in May, 1910. He was in the XV. and the Shooting VIII. After a brief career on the land at Opotiki, he joined the 1st Machine Gun Section of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, and left with the Main Body. He landed at Gallipoli on May 12th, and was killed on June 22nd, 1915. Commonly known as 'Rusty,' he was universally beloved by his contemporaries. His Lieutenant, an old Christ's College boy, speaking of his death in a letter to his brother, said: 'It hits pretty hard, as he was without exception the finest man it has been my lot to meet." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    He landed on Gallipoli 12 May 1915 and was killed in action 22 June 1915 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
    8 July 1915 Public - Hayden Rex - Other Relative - 15 August 2015 - Military Personnel File is showing two dates for death and other supporting evidence indicates he was fit and well on the 28th June 1915.
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Canterbury Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM I.A.1. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Memorial boulder and on headstone of family grave plot; Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 24 November 2018 - Personal visit
    • Memorial boulder transcription: Sacred to the memory of
      Stephen Radcliffe ARCHER
      Son of Fulbert Astley ARCHER
      Born at Fendalton, Chch, 5th Sep 1891
      L.Corpl No. 1 Machine Gun Section, C.M.R. (Canterbury Mounted Rifles)
      Killed in Action 22 June 1915
      At No. 1 Outpost, Anzac, Gallipoli
      Aged 23 years. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 24 November 2018 - Personal visit

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 19 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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24 November 2018SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
15 August 2015Hayden RexNew ZealandOther Relative
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