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7627/203257 L/Cpl John Thomas Archer aged 24. The son of William and Catherine Archer of 19 Grayling St., Derby. Jack arrived in France in December 1916 and only served overseas with 1/5th Battalion. Previously enlisted in Derbyshire Yeomanry in November 1915.
“He was killed together with 2 privates by a shell which fell direct in the trench at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
“One of my best NCOs; courageous, efficient and willing”.
Captain Norman Hubert Glew
[Derby Daily Telegraph Wednesday 26 June 1918]
Derby Railway works (now Bombardier)