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Ronald Hedley ARCHER

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Surname: ARCHER

Forename(s): Ronald Hedley

Place of Birth: Norton, Co. Durham

Service No: ---

Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-12-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. E. 14.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Ronald Hedley Archer was the son of Charles John and Lucy Mary Archer, née Dennes. Charles was born at Gateshead and Lucy at Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

1881 Norton, Co. Durham Census: Cambridge Terrace - Ronald H. Archer, aged 4 years, born Norton, son of Charles J. and Lucy M. Archer.

1891 Uppingham, Rutland Census: Fircroft, London Road - Ronald H. Archer, aged 14 years, born Norton, Durham. Scholar.

Ronald was married to Margaret Elizabeth Barugh in 1900.

1901 Great Ayton, Yorkshire Census: Tile Sheds House - Ronald Hedley Archer, aged 24 years, born Norton, Durham. Solicitor. Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Archer.

1911 Yarm, Yorkshire Census: Bentley House - Ronald Hedley Archer, aged 34 years, born Norton, Yorkshire, near Stockton-on-Tees. Solicitor. Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Archer.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lieut Ronald Hedley Archer, North'd Fus. Decd. 27.12.17. Correspondence: Widow - Mrs R.H. Archer, Bentley Cottage, Leatherhead, Surrey.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Lieut R.H. Archer, North'd Fus. D. of W. 27.12.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 2Lt R.H. Archer, 1 Northumberland Fusiliers. Date and Place of Death: 27.12.17. Of wounds. To whom issued/Amount: Executrix - Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Archer. £132 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Ronald. Claimant: Margaret Hannah [sic] Archer. Relationship to Man: Widow.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division

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Surname: ARCHER

Forename(s): Ronald Hedley





Rank: 2/Lt (TP)

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 1st Battalion


Died Date: 27/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War:


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Surname: ARCHER

Forename(s): Ronald Hedley

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 1st Bn.



Died Date: 27/12/1917

Additional Information: Husband of M. E. Archer, of Hutton Rudby, Yorks.

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‘The Stockton and Thornaby Herald’ (22 December 1917)


Lieut. Ronald H. Archer, of Stockton, is reported wounded, and in hospital.

‘The Stockton and Thornaby Herald’ (5 January 1918)


The sad news was received at his residence at Yarm last Saturday of the death of Second-Lieut. Ronald H. Archer, of the firm of Archer, Parkin, and Archer, solicitors, Stockton.

Lieut. Archer was for some time an active officer of the Stockton V.T.C. before he enlisted for army service abroad.

Some days ago he was wounded in the leg in France, and on Christmas Eve it was found necessary to amputate the limb. He died in hospital on Thursday.

The deceased officer was well known on Tees-side, and much sympathy will be extended to his widow and three children, who are left to mourn his loss.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


ARCHER Ronald Hedley of Bentley House Yarm Yorkshire lieutenant 1st battalion Northumberland Fusiliers died 27 December 1917 at number 29 Casualty Clearing Station in France on active service Probate London 20 April to Margaret Elizabeth Archer widow. Effects £2989 10s. 8d.


ARCHER Charles John of Stockton-on-Tees and of Langburn Castleton Yorkshire died 13 May 1924 at the Imperial Nursing Home Harrogate Probate London 12 August to Jessie Wilkin (wife of Harry Findlater Wilkin) Howard Dennes Archer architect and the said Harry Findlater Wilkin physician. Effects £36574 7s. 11d.

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04 January 1918

ARCHER - Died of wounds, December 27th, 1917, Lieut. Ronald Hedley Archer, Northumberland Fusiliers, husband of Margaret E. Archer, of Bentley House, Yarm, and eldest son of Charles John Archer, of Sorrelsykes Park, Leyburn, and Stockton-on-Tees.


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