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Howard Allen Archer

In memory of:

Captain Howard Allen Archer

January 24, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


8th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information

Son of Thomas and Margaret Archer, of Manitou, Manitoba; husband of Eva F. Archer, of "C" Victoria Court, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 360 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. B. 4.


Mazingarbe is a small town located in the Pas-de-Calais between the larger towns of Lens and Bethune. The War Graves are to be found in two parts of the Communal Cemetery and, as with all town cemeteries, opening hours must be observed. The Communal Cemetery is located on the south-west side of the town. MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION can be reached from two major roads - the D937, Arras to Bethune road, and the N43, Lens to Bethune road. The Communal Cemetery is situated adjacent to the Sains-en-Gohelle road from Mazingarbe on the D75. Access to the Cemetery and parking is best obtained by taking a small side street off the D75, but it should be noted that a one-way system is permanently in operation in Mazingarbe town. There are signposts visible in the centre of Mazingarbe town and on the D75 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave marker– 21 April 2019, CEFRG (Canadian Expeditionary Force Research Group)
  • Newspaper Clipping
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  • Photo of Howard Allen Archer– University of Manitoba Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  Winnipeg, 1923. Roll of the Fallen (pg. 17) - ARCHER, Howard Allen:  L.L.B. 1905; Enlisted 31-5-16; Lieut. 152nd Battn.; Transferred to 8th Battn.; Captain; Service in France; Killed in Action 24-1-18.

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