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ARCHER, Ronald Headley 2/Lt 1st N Fus

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Wounded in the leg in action at Bapaume and had his leg amputated on Christmas Eve 1917 but died on 27 Dec 1917 aged 41. Eldest son of Charles John Archer of Sorrelsykes Park, Leyburn. After being educated at Uppingham School (Fircroft House) from Sep 1889 to Spring 1893 he was admitted as a Solicitor in February 1899. Before enlisting for active service he was active in the Stockton Volunteer Training Corps. At the time of his commission in 1915 he was living with his wife, Mrs M E Archer and three children at Bentley House, Yarm and was a partner in the firm of Messrs Archer, Parkin and Archer, Solicitors of Stockton. After his death his widow moved to Hutton Rudby. Archer took a deep interest in the public affairs of the town – being a member of the Parish Council (who on hearing of his death passed a unanimous vote of condolence), President of the Horticultural Society and otherwise generally associating himself with movements aiding the welfare of the inhabitants of Yarm. Archers son, John Dennes Archer had been born in Sep 1909 and attended Uppingham School from 1923 to 1926 on the Sweet Scholarship. He was a Lieutenant in the East African Engineers in Abyssinia before his death in Oct 1942.
Archer is recorded on the Stockton Roll of Honour in the Parish Church, presumably because he worked in the town but it is clear he lived in Yarm when he enlisted. He is buried in Grevillers Cem, France

Yarm1914 research indicates that he left a young family behind. Charles Ronald was 14, Phylis Margarey was 10 and John Dennes was 7. Margaret Elizabeth Archer was helped by Charlett Harwood, a domestic servant that also lived in Bently House. There is no regimental number recorded in the records for Ronald who was born in Norton in about 1877. His wife was 1 year older born in 1876 also from the area.

He is remembered on the Yarm and the Parish church memorials.

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