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Full Name: Archibald Jameson Taucher
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Archibald Jameson
Surname: Taucher
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 27984
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: R. Taucher (father), Francis Line, Carterton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 66
Vessel: Willochra
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 43
Page on Nominal Roll: 29
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, F Company
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 24 March 1917
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference: III. B. 27.
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes: Archibald Taucher was the son of Robert and Helen Taucher, of Carterton, New Zealand, and the brother of Rupert.S. Taucher (33476) who also died in WW1.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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