World War 11 Casualties
Archer Alan Henty
Service Number TX1282 Death Date 21/01/1943 Place of Death AGH Campbell Town Cause of Death Died of illness Burial Launceston War Cemetery
Spr A. H. Archer
The funeral of Spr Allan Henty Archer, who died suddenly at Campbell Town on Friday was held at Campbell Town on Sunday. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and a guard of 100 patients from a military hospital was formed at the entrance to the cemetery.
Pall-bearers were four returned soldiers from the Middle East. The service at the graveside was conducted by Chaplain Col A. E. Giles, who referred to Spr Archer's military service in England, Greece, Crete, and Syria before he was invalided back to Australia.
"The Last Post" was sounded.
Chief mourners were Mrs A. H. Archer (widow), Mr Claude Archer (father), Miss P. Burness (sister-in law), Mr and Mrs Burness (father and mother-in-law) Messrs T. and J. Burness (brothers-in-law). The Devonport and Midland sub-branches of the RSL were represented by Mr L. V. Levy (president of the Midland subbranch).Funeral arrangements were carried out by C. "T. Finney, Launceston.
The Mercury 26 Jan
The Mercury 26 Jan 1943
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