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George William Bell Archibald

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 70), Page: 23 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 70), Page: 23 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William Bell AWMM
  • Surname
    Archibald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 53568 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra FairlieCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Walter Patterson Archibald (father), Karamu Station, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 53568 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 Engineer/Military 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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      159 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 13 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, 2 October 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp, 3 October 1917.
    Reverted to Lance Corporal, 3 October 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 October 1917.
    Transferred to Wellington Infantry Regiment, 8 November 1917.
    Wounded in action, 9 December 1917 (gun shot wounds, hands and left knee); admitted to 1/3 Northumberland Field Ambulance, 10 December 1917; transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 11 December 1917; to England, and admitted to 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, 13 December 1917. Transferred to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 4 January 1918; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 23 January 1918; discharged to duty at Weybridge, 26 February 1918.
    Attached to Mechanical Transport Depot, with rank of Artificer, 4 March 1918.
    Attached to 4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Sling Camp, 6 March 1918.
    Appointed Artificer Corporal, 16 December 1918; Sergeant, 2 April 1919; Staff Sergeant, 31 August 1919.
    Discharged in the United Kingdom, 8 January 1920.
    Total war service: 2 years 251 days (of which 2 years 149 days were abroad)

    Parents: Walter Patterson and Isabella Archibald (both b. Berwick, Scotland) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The short cut : being a souvenir of the wanderings of "A" Company, 29th Reinforcements, across the two great oceans : Christmas souvenir. [1917]. London: Printed by St. Clements Press. AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      70: 23 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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