Remembered with honour Ramlah War Cemetery: Row CC, Grave 40.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died in Palestine. Unfortunately, Archibald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Archibald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 28 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 20 September 1919.
Son of George Massey and Maria Elcey/Elsie (nee SELMES) SAUNDERS of Watford.
His parents married 10 August 1878 at All Saints, Mountfield, Sussex. Maria died 1 October 1925 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 5 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; George died 10 October 1945 in Watford aged 92, and was buried 18 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Archibald was born 12 November 1891 in Horley, Surrey, and baptised 14 February 1892 at St Bartholomew, Horley.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a pipe case maker aged 19, he was a lodger in Watford, with his parents and no siblings.
Unit8th Brigade H.Q.
Date of death15/09/1918
Age at death26
Place of death
NotesHis brother Charles died 28 October 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)