Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Andrew William Archibald

In memory of:

Private Andrew William Archibald

April 4, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

404253

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

14th Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

February 4, 1892

Son of Andrew and Margaret S. Archibald, of Seaforth, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 192 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. A. 3.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of Honour– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."    The Dufferin School unveiled a Bronze Roll of Honour plaque in the early 1920s which included Pte. Archibald's name.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Andrew Archibald– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Identity disc– Identity disc of Andrew William Archibald buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery (family visited his grave recently).
  • Roll of Honour– Dufferin School, Toronto, Ontario.  A memorial plaque listing 48 former students who died during the first World War was dedicated at Dufferin School on January 20th, 1928.  The memorial was unveiled by Thomas J. Bragg, President Dufferin School Old Boys, and dedicated by Rev. E. A. Henry, D.D., Chaplain Dufferin School Old Boys. The original 1876 school building faced Berkeley Street. It was torn down in 1925 and replaced with a structure on Parliament Street, and renamed as Lord Dufferin School. In honoured memory of the boys of Dufferin School.
  • The Soldiers' Tower,– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of Andrew Archibald– Served with the 35th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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