Pte Andrew Archibald 7-C-2
Andrew was born on July 30 1916 in Dundee Scotland as the son of Andrew Archibald and Mrs. Archibald (deceased) and both Scottish. He emigrated alone in May 1939 to Canada . He had four sisters (of one was deceased) of whome two with names known: Bella and Agnes Archibald and he had one brother and his nephew was David Archibald.
He was a labourer and member of the Presbyterian Church.
He enlisted on May 29 1940 in Calgary and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and he went thereafter to France on June 6 1944 during D-Day.
He enlisted previously in the Royal Light Infantry as Pte Andrew Anderson. He deserted thereafter and joined the Calgary Highlanders as Pte Andrew Archibald and on discovery his original reg. no was retaken for use. His name was original changed in Archibald and a punishment (detention) was served.
Andrew was killed in action on Friday June 9 1944 age 27 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
He served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment and the Calgary Highlanders.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.