James Henry Archer


Information supplied by Michael Archer of Sheffield

My Uncle James Henry Archer was Killed in action WW1 on the somme 5/2/1917 aged abt 30. He was a leading seaman in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve & his service number was "Tyneside Z/6963" His name is listed on the Theipval Memorial France. I cannot find his name on any Sheffield Memorials. He was in the Hood Battalion.

Information from Royal Naval Division Causualty records

Enlisted 16/8/15; Draft for MEF (Bomber) 16/2/16, joined Hood Bn 28/2/16, sprained right ankle, rejoined Hood Bn 2/12/16 - 5/2/17

KIA 5/2/17

Born 24/11/1887; wife Theresa, 7 Roundle St Sheffield.














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