VALENTINE, Archibald Graham
(Service number 8/1661)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank


Date 5 December 1892 Place of Birth Balclutha

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Forest Hill, Waimahaka
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. A. VALENTINE (father), Craighead Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Accountant, secretary


Date 24 December 1956 Age 64 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 212, Plot 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Archibald Graham Valentine was the eldest son of James (Jim) Archibald and Helen (née Jefcoate) Valentine. He was educated at Balclutha District High School until the family moved to Timaru in 1899, when Archibald entered Timaru South School where his father was a teacher (headmaster?). Frtom there he continued his education at Timaru Boys High School. In June 1915 his father received a letter from Archibald who had been wounded at the Dardanelles. Archibald married Ruby Florence Jones on 2 June 1916 at Timaru. His brother James Jefcoate also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 October 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [10 October 2019]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, burial record & headston image (Dunedin City Council) [10 October 2019]; Lyttelton Times, 2 July 1915 (Papers Past) [05 October 2019]

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