Archibald enlisted on 1 Jul 1940 and was posted to 2/40th Battalion on 2 Jul 1940. He joined the unit on Timor as a Private from 2/40th Battalion, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was on Berwin Dennis’s full nominal roll which was compiled on Timor in August and September of 1942. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 11 Dec 1942.
He transferred to 2/12th Battalion on 27 Jul 1943 and embarked with them for New Guinea aboard “KATOOMBA” on 17 Aug 1943 and returned to Australia with them aboard “SEA FLASHER" on 20 May 1944 and was discharged on 17 Oct 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below
Edited by Peter Epps