BLUE, Archibald
(Service number 57762)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 27 June 1882 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Balfour
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary BLUE (mother), Balfour
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 16 November 1917
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 14 September 1950 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Gore Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 84, Plot 24
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Archibald Blue was the son of Dougald and Mary (née Houston) Blue. He was educated at Totara Valley and Hazelburn schools. Between 1905 and 1911 the family moved to Balfour. There Archibald was a farmer when he was called up in 1917. His brother John also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 January 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG]; Gore Cemetery headstone transcription

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