Archie Rundle

First Name: 
Archie
Last Name: 
Rundle
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Rundle
Father's Name: 
Emanuel Rundle
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, May 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 7, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Archie Rundle was born in Plymouth, Devon England in October 1883. He came to Australia and at the time of enlistment (at Kiama, NSW) was a single 33 year old platelayer at Shellharbour.

He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements on 7th October 1916.
Archie was posted to A Company and arrived in France on 18th January 1917. Archie saw service on the Western Front and while involved in the battle for Messines Ridge at about 2 pm on 7 June, 1917 he was hit by a shell and killed instantly.

Archie has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres Belgium.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, RUNDLE ARCHIE

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