Herbert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 1st July 1916; age: 20; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Wood Green, Middlesex.


Rank: Private; Service Number: L/15320.

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 12D & 13B.

Thiepval Memorial,






1901   129, Gladstone Avenue, Wood Green, Middlesex.


Herbert was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Hebert Lynes Archer, 34, a Printer – Compositor, born Ipswich.

Ellen Archer (nee Lockwood), 31, born Claydon, Suffolk.

Wallace Lynes Archer, 10, born Claydon.

Charles William Archer, 2, born Westbourne Park, Middlesex.

Harry Clifford Archer, 1, born Wood Green, Middlesex.


1911   6, Boreham Road, Wood Green, Middlesex.


Herbert was 14 years old, an Apprentice Printer – Compositor. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert, 41, a Printer – Linotype Operator.

Ellen, 41.

Wallace, 20, a Plumber & Gas Fitter.

Charles, 12.

Harry, 11.

Stanley Harold Archer, 9, born Wood Green.

Ellen Winifred Archer, 8, born Wood Green.

Elsie Lilian Archer, 6, born Wood Green.

Gladys Kate Archer, 4, born Wood Green.

Frederick Reginald Archer, 2, born Wood Green.

Ivy Maud Archer, 1, born Wood Green.

Ernest George Archer, 2 months, born Wood Green.


Two of Herbert’s brothers also lost their lives during the First World War.

Wallace Lynes Archer, lost his life on H.M.S.’Vanguard’ at Scapa Flow on the 9th July 1917. He was 26 years old, ranked a Stoker 1st Class, service number K/16350, for the Royal Navy. Wallace is remembered on panel 23, of the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

Charles William Archer, was killed in action on the 24th March 1918. He was 19 years old, ranked a Private, service number T.F. 201662, for the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 23rd Battalion. Charles is remembered on Bay 7, of the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Photographs courtesy of Ella.



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