NAYLOR Archibald

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Archibald Naylor was born at Preston on 14 June 1883, one of five sons of George and Lucy Naylor. He was the youngest but one in the family and before the war was married to Mary Alice and working in a factory. He joined up on 17 July 1916 and was sent to France on 16 August 1917. Archie had just returned from leave when he was wounded in action on 19 November. He was treated at No. 2 Australian Hospital, where he died two days later. He left two children. Archie is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave VI.H.14A, and remembered on Preston's war memorial. The memorial also records the names of two other Naylors from Preston who died in the First World War, although none of them were brothers. Frederick Naylor is buried just 7kms from Archie, at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

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  • Preston Memorial
  • Preston Memorial 3
  • Wimereux Communal Cemetery RR2
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Wimereux Communal Cemetery on Thursday 29th May 2014
By Matt Steele on Thursday 29th May '14 at 1:06pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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