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George Erskine Archer

In memory of:

Private George Erskine Archer

June 7, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

109199

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

September 22, 1892

Son of William and Isabella Archer, of 15, Tarvit St., Edinburgh

Commemorated on Page 47 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. A. 11.

Location:

HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is located 32 Km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen (Menin), Wevelgem, Kortrijk and Zwevegem. Ieper is linked to Kortrijk via the N8 passing through Menen and Wevelgem, joining the A17 1.5 Km after Wevelgem,in the direction of Gent. The A17 continues for 4 Km then meets the junction with the E17 continuing towards Gent. 12 Km along the E17 lies the junction with the N36 towards Harlebeke. The N36 ends at a T junction with the N43. Turning left at this junction towards Kortrijk leads to the left hand turning onto Deerlijksestraat. The HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is located 250 metres along the Deerlijksestraat on the left hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Erskine Archer– Courtesy John Fraser, Edinburgh, Scotland

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