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McINTYRE Archibald Maltman
25 Battalion
19 September 1887
Liverpool England
3 September 1917
SS Canberra
16 November 1917

Archibald Maltman McIntyre was born in Liverpool England on 19 September 1887 to Archibald Malcolm McIntyre and Charlotte Eliza (nee Swinnerton) who had married at Liverpool on 6 December 1875. He was baptised on 6 November 1887 at Saint Chrysostom, Everton, Liverpool. His father was a mechanical engineer while the family lived at 100 Boundary Lane.

Archie attended grammar school at Malpas Cheshire and served an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner at Liverpool.

On 21 May 1910, Archie left Liverpool for Australia on board SS Everton Grange, described as an engine driver, age 22, nominated by his great uncle, James Duke of Tewantin, Queensland. Archie was the grandson of James Duke's sister Emma and her husband William Swinnerton who married at Liverpool in 1850.

After having arrived at Brisbane on 28 July 1910, Archie firstly worked as a artificer for the Brisbane Water Board and later, grew bananas with Will Duke on the Duke property at Doonan via Eumundi.

Archie enlisted in the AIF at Eumundi on 3 September 1917. He had previously applied but, being of small stature, he was rejected as understandard. He was taken on as a Private with the 21st Reinforcements 25th Battalion, Service Number 7089. His parents were listed as living at Oat Hill, Malpas, Cheshire, England.

Archie was a member of Queen Alexandra Masonic Lodge No 231.

Before leaving Eumundi, Archie was presented with a steel lined pocket book by Mr GH Cooke on behalf of the Eumundi Volunteer Send-off Committee.

After initial training at Enoggera, he was granted pre-embarkation leave 23rd to 27th October 1917. With his unit, he embarked on the SS Canberra on 16 November 1917. After a short stopover at Suez from 21 December, he embarked on the HMT Kashgar on 9 January 1918. He disembarked at Taranto in Italy on 21 January and after reaching Southampton, England where he disembarked on 30 January 1918, he trained at Fovant with the 5th Battalion. On the 23 April, Archie proceeded overseas from Folkestone for Etaples in France where he joined his unit on 26 April. He was taken on strength in the field on 6 May 1918.

Archibald Maltman McIntyre was killed in action by machine gun fire when a bullet penetrated his stomach on 4 July 1918 near Villiers Bretonneux.

Western Front
McINTYRE Archibald Maltman
McINTYRE Archibald Maltman
Killed in action
4 July 1918
Villiers Bretonnaux France
Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villiers Bretonnaux, Plot 7, Row C, Grave number15

A tree was planted at Eumundi Memorial Drive in honour of Archibald Maltman McIntyre.

Eumundi & District Roll of Honour Board, Eumundi Memorial School of Arts Hall, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Marble Memorial Tablet, erected by Eumundi Masonic Lodge, now in the Queen Alexandra Masonic Lodge, Elm Street, Cooroy)

Nambour (Maroochy Shire) Roll of Honor Scroll, Private Collection, Nambour (this scroll was available for sale to the public after the war)(on scroll twice as *AW McIntyre [died] and AM Mcintyre)

Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Panel 105.

Roll of Honour, War Memorial in the grounds of St Oswald's Parish Church, Malpas, Cheshire, England.

Headstone photo: Yvonne Atkinson
Portrait - Image courtesy of State Library of Queensland

Betty Sutton

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