(Service number 11613)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||21 April 1895||Place of Birth||Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland|
|Date||13 January 1916||Age||20 years 8 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Gleniti, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Archibald BLACK (father), Glen-iti, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 Feet 7 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 34½-37 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair dark brown. Sight & hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & menatl health. No slight defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||12th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||1 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
|Campaigns||Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||18 September 1919||Reason||On account of wounds received in Action (gunshot wound to right knee).|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wound to right knee. 16 September 1916 wounded in France. 29 September 1916 to England & admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital on 1 October.
|Date||23 May 1972||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Coronation Hospital, Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, row 156, Plot 68|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Archibald Black, born on 21 April 1895 in Scotland, at Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland, was the son of Archibald and Chriatina (née Aitchison) Black, of Gleniti, Timaru. At the time of enlisting Archibald was a labourer for W. F. Hamilton of Ashwick Station, Fairlie. Brother of William, 47306. Archibald Balck died on 23 May 1972 at the coronation Hospital in Christchurch. His next-of-kin at his death was Mr R. Black of Balcairn - probably his son Archibald Edward Russell.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 January 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0015070) [06 January 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [01 January 2017]; 1891, 1901 Scotland census transcriptions (ancestry.com.au) [01 January 2017]; Timaru Herald, 11 January 1916, 3 April 1916, 7 October 1916, 14 December 1916, 12 December 1917, 21 January 1918, 17 May 1918, Otago Daily Times, 12 December 1917 (Papers Past) [01 & 08 January 2017]
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